Heather R. Mizeur

It's not whether Maryland will legalize marijuana but when. How matters, too.

It's not whether Maryland will legalize marijuana but when. How matters, too.

There isn’t a better reader of the tea lives in Annapolis than Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. He’s been saying for a couple of years now that legalization of recreational marijuana in Maryland — something that seemed like a far-out idea when former Del. Heather Mizeur made it a central plank of her 2014 gubernatorial campaign — is inevitable. We’re inclined to believe him. Public attitudes on the drug have shifted rapidly in recent years, and it is now legal for recreational use in nine states and (sort of) Washington, D.C. The most recent polls on the issue report that about 60 percent of Maryland voters support legalization. At least four of the seven Democrats running to...

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