Mar 13, 2012 Maryland’s governor to veto medical marijuana dispensaries, out of misplaced fear of prosecution
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Maryland’s governor intends to veto any legislative measure allowing medical marijuana growers and dispensaries (and, I suppose, providing medical marijuana cards to those needing it for medicine), out of misplaced fear of federal prosecution exposure for state employees who implement such a program. I am not aware of any such prosecutions yet, and doubt such a prosecution would hold any water so long as the state is merely licensing medical marijuana growers, dispensaries, and users, rather than growing and dispensing from state-owned facilities.
Marylanders: Please urge you legislators and Governor O’Malley to support legislation to allow the use of medical marijuana without prosecution.