A bill filed by Baltimore City Delegate Curt Anderson (above photo) would decriminalize marijuana, making it legal for adults over 21 and establishing a system that would regulate the sale, tax and use of the drug.
The bill proposes a system of regulation much like the one the state uses to control the wholesale and retail distribution of alcohol while eliminating criminal penalties for private possession and small home-grown amounts of marijuana.
Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in November ballot referendums. Several other states are currently also considering the legalization recreational marijuana, although the drug is still illegal, in terms of federal law.
House Bill 1453, co-sponsored by Baltimore City Delegates Jill P. Carter, Cheryl D. Glenn and Nathaniel T. Oaks, is scheduled for a House...