Medical Marijuana Bill Confuses Maryland Senate

Medical Marijuana Bill Confuses Maryland Senate

Proposed legislation to prohibit medical marijuana at the Washington County Detention Center raised questions about what patients enrolled in the medical marijuana program might do if they are incarcerated.

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March 8, 2018
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ANNAPOLIS — Proposed legislation to prohibit medical marijuana at the Washington County Detention Center caused confusion Tuesday in the state Senate, as a Baltimore City lawmaker questioned what patients enrolled in the medical marijuana program might do if they are incarcerated.

There have been two cases in Washington County thus far, Sheriff Douglas Mullendore told the Senate Finance Committee last week.

Del. William J. Wivell, R-Washington, presented the same bill to a House committee on Tuesday and heard no opposition. Anne Arundel, Charles and Wicomico counties have asked to be included in the bill, which went before the full Senate for the first time on Tuesday.

Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-Baltimore City and chairwoman of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, questioned whether an inmate could get the medication in a detention center's infirmary.

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