December 01, 2017 8:15 PM
History was made today as Maryland joined 28 other progressive and forward-thinking states in our union, along with Washington D.C., when the first medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland was finally open to the public and those with a doctor's recommendation were able to purchase legal medical marijuana. In the slowest roll-out in the country, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission was first established in 2013 and now at the tail-end of 2017 we have patients having access to quality medicine.
Although, there is cause for celebration, and well deserved after years and years of waiting, we here at Maryland NORML see this victory as a steppingstone to our true goal of legalization and the freedom for adults to consume cannabis for recreation, relaxation and whatever reason a responsible person see fit. There are also still battles that need be fought. Home cultivation, employee rights and insurance company participation - to name but just a few.
We are riding the high of legal medical marijuana this month as we prepare to take a huge jump forward for all Marylanders when we launch our 2018 #LegalizeMD campaign on December 14th at the Charles E. Miller Branch library in Ellicot City. We feel positive that 2018 will be the year that we will achieve legalization in the “Free State,” but we won’t be able to do it without your help.
Please join us for our special general meeting and don’t forget to donate, volunteer and sign-up to become a Maryland NORML member today!