Medical Marijuana in Maryland

Medical Marijuana in Maryland

Medical marijuana is still banned in Maryland, but a medical diagnosis can help you reduce your sentence yo just a $100 fine. What might happen next?

Earlier this month, US Attorney General Eric Holder directed his staff NOT to pursue cases against people legitimately using or growing medical marijuana in states where such behavior is legal. How might this affect Maryland, where medical marijuana is still banned, but those who use it and are arrested, are eligible for a reduced sentence (no jail time and just $100 fine). We ask a current and former lawmaker to predict what might happen when the Maryland Legislature reconvenes in January.

Guests

Don Murphy

political consultant; and former Representative, Maryland House of Delegates (R-Catonsville/Howard County)1995-2003

Henry "Hank" Heller

Representative, Maryland House of Delegates (D-Montgomery County)

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