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Maryland House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Cannabis Legalization Bill

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Key witnesses in support of HB 32 will be available for interviews before or after the hearing

 

Annapolis, MD - February 16, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to discuss Del. Jazz Lewis' (D) comprehensive legalization bill, HB 32 - The Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, Inclusion, Restoration, and Rehabilitation Act of 2021. HB 32 has been jointly assigned to the House Judiciary and Health and Government Operations Committees. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30pm ET.

HB 32 would legalize personal possession and home cultivation of cannabis for adults, automatically expunge past cannabis offenses, establish a social equity program to ensure inclusion in the industry from disproportionately impacted communities, and reinvest a significant portion of tax revenue to endowments to Maryland's four HBCUs and communities hardest hit by the war on drugs.

What: Judiciary Committee hearing on HB 32 - The Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, Inclusion, Restoration, and Rehabilitation Act of 2021

When: Tuesday, February 16 at 1:30pm ET

Where: Streaming on the Judiciary Committee's YouTube channel

Key witnesses available for interviews: Del. Jazz Lewis (D-24, Prince George's County)

Baltimore Police Det. Debbie Ramsey, Ret., member of Law Enforcement Action Partnership's Speakers Bureau

Dr. Ralph Salvagno, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, Republican mayor of Hancock, Maryland, and spokesperson for Doctors for Cannabis Regulation

Ben Jealous, former national president of the NAACP, co-director of Progressive Maryland's campaign for marijuana legalization, and 2018 Democratic candidate for governor

Mike Wilson, UFCW Local 400

Hope Wiseman, CEO of Mary and Main Dispensary in N. Capitol Heights, MD

Email Olivia Naugle at onaugle@mpp.org or call her at 202-905-2037 to schedule an interview.

The Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition is a group of like-minded organizations and individuals who are committed to ending the failed policy of cannabis prohibition in the Free State. For more information, visit https://www.marylandcannabispolicy.org.


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