Marijuana policy in the U.S. has come a long way since the 1950s, when marijuana possession could land you in jail for 2 to 10 years with a fine of up to $20,000. Today, 23 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and Guam, allow public medical marijuana programs. Track Maryland's path toward medical marijuana legalization with this comprehensive timeline.
by Rose Creasman Welcome (CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE)
Sources:The General Assembly of MarylandThe Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis CommissionThe Marijuana Policy ProjectThe Maryland state chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana LawsVoteSmart.org