While patients across the country commend the Maryland Medical Marijuana Work Group's effort to create medical cannabis laws workable for Maryland; we respectfully oppose both of the proposed models: HB 1158 and HB 1024. Both bills are heavily restrictive and, if passed, will create unimplementable programs much like the medical marijuana laws in New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Delaware, where patients are still left without safe access and are still subject to arrest, prosecution, and jail time. Patients deserve a right to medical cannabis, and HB 1024 and HB 1158 will fail. Ask your legislators to support and pass Delegate Glenn's House Bill 15, which takes a reasonable approach to legislating medical cannabis and is based on best practices of medical cannabis states from across the country. In put your address below to generate your legislator's contact information. (NOTE: Your Delegate's phone number will be generated after you input your address). Make sure to do two things: 1. Call your delegate using the phone numbers and script provided below 2. After you call, enter your information and click "Send Your Message" to send your legislators an email.
Dear Delegate ______________________
While the medical cannabis community of Maryland commends the legislature and medical marijuana study group’s effort to create a medical cannabis law workable for Maryland, we respectfully oppose both of the proposed models: HB1024 and HB 1158. Both bills are heavily restrictive and, if passed, will create unimplementable programs much like the medical marijuana laws in New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington, DC, leaving patients with out access and still subject to arrest and prosecution. Patients deserve a right to medical cannabis, and HB1024 and HB1158 will fail. If you believe Marylanders have a right to medical cannabis, please support Delegate Glenn’s HB15 which takes a reasonable approach to legislating medical cannabis, and is based on the best practices of medical cannabis states across the country. Don't try to reinvent the wheel, pass a bill we know will work: Vote for HB15!