Tax and Regulate Marijuana in Maryland

Maryland: Tax and Regulate Marijuana in Maryland

Maryland Senate Bill 658, the Marijuana Taxation and Regulation Act of 2014, aims to essentially legalize marijuana in Maryland.

In summary, the bill would:

  • Repeal specified criminal prohibitions against the use, possession, and sale of marijuana;
  • establish specified exemptions from prosecution for specified persons for using, obtaining, purchasing, transporting, or possessing marijuana under specified circumstances;
  • provide exemptions from prosecution for specified retailers, marijuana product manufacturers, marijuana cultivation facilities, and safety compliance facilities under specified circumstances;
  • and establish a specified affirmative defense; etc.

Read the full bill text here: http://legiscan.com/MD/text/SB658/2014

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