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2017 Regular Session



Constitutional Amendment - Cannabis - Right to Use, Possess, and Cultivate

Sponsored by:

Senator Feldman


In the Senate - Hearing 3/02 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Amending the Maryland Constitution to establish that, subject to specified exceptions, an individual in the State who is at least 21 years old has the right under State law to use cannabis, possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis, and cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants; providing that the right enumerated in the amendment may not be infringed except that the transfer of cannabis by purchase or sale shall be regulated as necessary to ensure health and safety and taxed for specified purposes; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Feldman, Ferguson, Guzzone, King, Lee, Manno, Smith, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Bill is a Constitutional Bill
Cross-filed with: HB1236
Bill File Type: Regular
Contingency - on a referendum
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Public Safety
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Age of Majority -see also- Minors
Agriculture -see also- Farmland
Cannabis -see also- Smoking
Constitutional Amendments
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations
Safety -see also- Cybersecurity; Occupational Safety
Statutes:Article - Declaration of Rights

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November 28, 2017 1:13 P.M.