Nathaniel J McFadden

Black Caucus may 'take a knee' if General Assembly leaders don't swiftly pass medical marijuana expansion

Black Caucus may 'take a knee' if General Assembly leaders don't swiftly pass medical marijuana expansion

Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus expects the General Assembly to swiftly pass a bill expanding the medical marijuana growing industry to include African-American firms.

And some members suggested the powerful voting bloc should “take a knee” if the legislation is not on the governor’s desk by the end of January.

During a wide-ranging public forum in Annapolis on Saturday, Caucus Chairwoman Cheryl Glenn for the first time outlined promises she said General Assembly leaders made about medical marijuana legislation, which is one of the group’s top priorities.

Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat, said staff for House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike...

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