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Voters in 5 states decide whether to legalize marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Voters in five states are deciding this Election Day whether to approve recreational marijuana. The proposals going before voters in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota on Tuesday could signal a major shift toward legalization in even the most conservative parts of the country. The proposals follow President Joe Biden's announcement that he'll pardon thousands of Americans convicted of simple possession. Recreational marijuana […]

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Events

Proposal for state-run pot industry fails again in DE House

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Legislation to establish a state-run marijuana industry in Delaware has again failed to clear the state House. The Democrat-controlled chamber voted 23-15 on Thursday to approve the bill, which fell two votes short of the required supermajority. The proposal requires a three-fifths majority because it creates a new tax, consisting of a 15% levy on retail marijuana sales. Thursday’s vote came two months after a similar […]

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Events

Recreational marijuana bill advances in Maryland House

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House has advanced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, if voters approve a constitutional amendment in November. The House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to two separate bills. The first would put the matter on the ballot. The second includes steps that would be taken on moving forward if voters approve, though issues relating to licensing and taxation would be taken up next […]

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Entertainment

Marijuana legalization proposed in Maryland Legislature

Advocates say a bill essentially legalizing recreational use of cannabis in Maryland would be an important step toward addressing social equity and racial injustices. HB32 would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana, referred to as cannabis in the bill, for adults 21 and older and also allow for expungement and release for individuals previously arrested or incarcerated. Bill sponsor Del. Jazz Lewis of Prince George's argued at the hearing that the […]

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News

Auditor: Legalizing pot could generate $43M in tax revenue

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A report from Delaware's state auditor said that legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring in $43 million a year in revenue. The News Journal reports that the estimate was released Monday by Auditor Kathy McGuiness. The report estimates that 13% of adults in Delaware would use marijuana. That's based on data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report assumes that there would […]

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