As of 2022, many states have done the work to legalize marijuana, while other states have stayed firm on keeping the plant illegal. Some states, however, are still considering legalization and decriminalization. Though it sits on the horizon for now, lawmakers in Maryland have started to pave the road towards a legal cannabis industry for the state.
The article 'Maryland lawmakers get first look at plan for full marijuana legalization' written by Pamela Wood goes into more of the nitty-gritty. Laying out what legalization for the state would mean, Wood describes the positives of the purposed changes to marijuana law, as well as the concerns Maryland citizens have.