State Lawmakers Launch effort to tax marijuana like alcohol...what are your thoughts about this? 

Here is the link to the detailed summary of the bill http://www.marijuanapolicyinmd.org

State Lawmakers to Launch Effort to
Regulate and Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maryland

 

Legislators
will join leaders of state and national organizations at a news conference
Thursday at 9 a.m. ET to announce the formation of a broad coalition in support
of forthcoming legislation to establish a legal marijuana market for adults

 

ANNAPOLIS — State lawmakers will launch an effort Thursday
to pass a bill in this year's legislative session that would regulate and tax
marijuana like alcohol in Maryland. They will join leaders of state and
national organizations at a news conference at 9 a.m. ET in the House Ways and
Means Hearing Room (131) to discuss their forthcoming legislation and announce
the formation of a broad coalition in support of it.

 

Del. Curt Anderson, Del. Sheila Hixson, and Sen. Jamie
Raskin are scheduled to participate in the news conference. They will be joined
by the new and expanding Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland, which includes
the ACLU of Maryland, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the League of Women
Voters of Maryland, the Marijuana Policy Project, and the Maryland State
Conference of NAACP Branches, among others. A full list of coalition members is
available at http://www.RegulateMarijuanaInMd.org.

 

A majority of Maryland voters (53%) support regulating and
taxing marijuana like alcohol, according to a survey conducted in late
September by Public Policy Polling. Only 38% said they were opposed. The full
results are available at http://www.mpp.org/MDpoll.

 

WHAT: News conference at which state lawmakers and state and
national organization leaders will announce forthcoming legislation to regulate
and tax marijuana like alcohol in Maryland and the formation of a broad
coalition in support of it

 

WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 9 a.m. ET

 

WHERE: House Office Building, Ways and Means Hearing Room (131), 6
Bladen St., Annapolis

 

WHO: Delegate Curt Anderson

Delegate Sheila Hixson

Senator Jamie Raskin

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Sara Love, American Civil Liberties
Union of Maryland

Rachelle Yeung, Marijuana Policy
Project

Maryland State Conference of NAACP
Branches