No Vote on Adult-use Bills in 2017, but Support Among Marylanders Continues to Climb

Support for marijuana legalization in Maryland is strong — and increasing. A Washington Post-University of Maryland poll conducted in September 2016 showed that 61% of Marylanders — and 64% of likely voters — support ending marijuana prohibition. This is a dramatic increase over just two years before, when support was at 54%.

While the legislation supported by MPP and our allies in the Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition, SB 928 / HB 1185 and SB 927 / HB 1186, did not pass this session, significant progress was made. The bills got new co-sponsors, and our press conference generated significant positive media coverage, continuing to move the conversation forward.

The General Assembly is not in session again until January 2018 — but with lawmakers home in their districts, now is a great time to meet with them and express your support! You can find out who your legislators are by clicking here. You can also express your support for taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol by writing a letter to your local paper or inviting a speaker to your local civic group, place or worship, or other organization — contact us for help with either. Finally, please sign up for alerts, and consider donating to or endorsing the coalition.

Last update: October 10, 2017