ANNAPOLIS — A Montgomery County delegate wants the state to examine whether to make marijuana more accessible for medicinal purposes.
Del. Henry B. Heller says concern for the safety of the elderly or impaired patients who might need to obtain marijuana is driving the issue. He wants a state task force to study a law on the books that allows anyone charged with possession or use of marijuana to introduce evidence in court related to medical necessity; that law limits any penalty to $100.
The task force also would explore whether the medical schools at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland should establish research programs to study the medical and social issues relating to medical marijuana.
Good news for medical marijuana patients in the Free State! You can get in touch with your representatives by hitting NORML’s Contact Maryland Officials page.