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20th March 2023
13th March 2023
9th November 2022
US - Maryland: Voters passed a ballot initiative to legalise recreational cannabis, press reports. Approval of the ballot question enacts accompanying legislation – House Bill 837 – that will eventually allow adults (21+) to possess up to 1.5 oz of cannabis, 12 g of cannabis concentrate, and cannabis products with up to 750 mg of delta-9 THC. Individuals will still be subject to civil fines for possessing those amounts from 1st January, but all penalties will be removed on 1st July 2023. Home cultivation will also be allowed up to two cannabis plants if the cultivator is at least 21 and the plants are grown out of public view.
30th May 2022
12th April 2022
US - Maryland: The House has amended and passed Senate Bill 1006; the Senate, which had earlier passed the bill, must now decide whether to approve the amendments. The Senate version allowed for hemp products with up to 1% THC, but the House version lowered the threshold to 0.3%.
12th April 2022
US - Maryland: The House has concurred with amendments made by the Senate to House Bill 1078, which now moves to governor Larry Hogan for approval. It would prohibit the sale of delta-8 and delta-10 THC products to under-21s and require online sales of such products to have an age-verifying mechanism.
11th April 2022
US - Maryland: Governor Larry Hogan will allow House Bill 837 to take effect without his signature, press reports. HB 837 is the implementing legislation that will take effect if a constitutional amendment to legalise recreational cannabis is passed by voters in the November ballot. It would allow adults to possess up to 1.5 oz of cannabis and grow up to two plants.
8th April 2022
4th April 2022
US - Maryland: Voters will get to decide whether to legalise recreational cannabis in Maryland after the Senate passed a bill to put an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot this November. House Bill 1 allows voters to decide whether over-21s should be allowed to use cannabis, while a separate bill also passed by the legislature – House Bill 837 – would establish the parameters on the recreational cannabis program, such as taxation and possession limits, if the ballot measure passes. HB 837 now goes to the governor for final approval, but HB1, as a constitutional amendment, does not require governor’s consent.
22nd March 2022
US - Maryland: House Bill 1078 was passed unanimously by the House and now heads to the Senate. Among other things, HB 1078 would make it illegal to sell delta-8 and delta-10 THC products to anyone under 21 and would require websites selling such products to have an age-verification mechanism. Those provisions would implicitly legalise the sale of such products to adults.
28th February 2022
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