Maryland Voters May Decide on More than Just Governor in 2022

House Speaker Adrienne Jones has announced her support for a referendum to legalize marijuana on next year's ballot.

Currently, adult-use cannabis is legal in18 states and DC. Medical cannabis is legal in 37 states, including Maryland.

Virginia legalized cannabis through its legislature in April. The law took effect on July 1, but retail sales won't begin in the state until 2024.

Speaker Jones also announced the creation of a Cannabis Workgroup to craft the implementation of an adult-use cannabis program in Maryland, should the voters approve the ballot question next November.