Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Md. Legislature

Maryland lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to legalize medical use of marijuana, the Baltimore Sun reported Jan. 27.

House and Senate versions of the bill would allow individuals with a “disabling medical condition” to used marijuana to alleviate their symptoms if they get approval from a doctor with whom they had a longstanding relationship.

The measure would allow marijuana dispensaries or pharmacies to distribute the drug, but would not permit patients to grow the drug themselves.

A 2003 Maryland law allows individuals to use a medical-necessity defense if they are found in possession of small quantities of the drug, but supporters of the new bills say the plan would allow medical users to get marijuana from a safe source rather than street dealers.

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Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Md. Legislature

Maryland lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to legalize medical use of marijuana, the Baltimore Sun reported Jan. 27.


House and Senate versions of the bill would allow individuals with a “disabling medical condition” to used marijuana to alleviate their symptoms if they get approval from a doctor with whom they had a longstanding relationship.


The measure would allow marijuana dispensaries or pharmacies to distribute the drug, but would not permit patients to grow the drug themselves.


A 2003 Maryland law allows individuals to use a medical-necessity defense if they are found in possession of small quantities of the drug, but supporters of the new bills say the plan would allow medical users to get marijuana from a safe source rather than street dealers.

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Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Wisconsin

Lawmakers in both houses of the Wisconsin state legislature are considering bills that would legalize medical use of marijuana, the Wausau Daily Herald reported Nov. 28.

The measures introduced in the state Senate and Assembly could make Wisconsin the 14th state to adopt a medical-marijuana law. Advocates like Gary Storck, head of the Wisconsin group Is My Medicine Legal Yet?, contend that public and legislative support for medical marijuana is at a high point.

The Wisconsin bill would legalize medical use of marijuana for certain medical conditions, like HIV and cancer, and direct the state Department of Health Services to issue medical-marijuana ID cards to authorized users. “Compassion centers” would distribute the drug.

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Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Wisconsin

Lawmakers in both houses of the Wisconsin state legislature are considering bills that would legalize medical use of marijuana, the Wausau Daily Herald reported Nov. 28.


The measures introduced in the state Senate and Assembly could make Wisconsin the 14th state to adopt a medical-marijuana law. Advocates like Gary Storck, head of the Wisconsin group Is My Medicine Legal Yet?, contend that public and legislative support for medical marijuana is at a high point.


The Wisconsin bill would legalize medical use of marijuana for certain medical conditions, like HIV and cancer, and direct the state Department of Health Services to issue medical-marijuana ID cards to authorized users. “Compassion centers” would distribute the drug.

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