Maryland House Passes Medical Marijuana Measure | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Maryland House Passes Medical Marijuana Measure

Play associated audio
If legislation clears the state Senate, patients could use marijuana to treat symptoms as soon as 2016.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eggrole/4822581291/
If legislation clears the state Senate, patients could use marijuana to treat symptoms as soon as 2016.

The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to allow medical marijuana in the state.

The House voted 108-28 for the bill on Monday, according to the Associated Press. The measure now goes to the state Senate.

The measure would create a commission to oversee a medical marijuana program at academic medical research centers that decide to participate. Supporters have been backing the measure for years, but it received an extra boost this year with the support of the state's health secretary.

It's estimated that patients could not participate in a medical marijuana program in the state until at least fiscal year 2016. A participating medical center would be required to specify the medical conditions.

Attitudes towards marijuana seem to be shifting amongst Maryland lawmakers. The Maryland Senate passed a bill last week that decriminalized small quantities of marijuana.

NPR

With Swirls Of Steel, These Sculptures Mark The Passage Of People And Time

Albert Paley's eye-catching gates, archways and sculptures frame transitions and elevate otherwise routine paths. An exhibit in Washington, D.C., is celebrating the work of the American metalsmith.
NPR

Some Food Producers Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

But even as they create GMO-free products, many of these corporations are fighting state initiatives that would require them to give consumers more information about their ingredients.
NPR

Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
NPR

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.