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LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — The St. Mary’s County Democratic Central Committee hereby endorses Question 4 on the November 8th Election Ballot. Question 4, if approved by voters, will legalize the use and possession of cannabis (marijuana) in Maryland by anyone 21 years or older.

Passage of the cannabis referendum would help get the government out of your personal business.

Criminalizing cannabis use wastes public resources by preventing police from focusing on real crime while legalizing cannabis will bring in additional revenue. Cannabis is less toxic, has less potential for addiction, and is less likely to contribute to serious medical problems compared to alcohol. Question 4, as it appears on the ballot this November, will read:

“Do you favor the legalization of the use of cannabis by an individual who is at least 21 years of age on or after July 1, 2023, in the State of Maryland?”

We urge voters to select that they are “For the constitutional amendment” when voting in the upcoming election.

We applaud President Biden’s recent efforts to pardon anyone with a federal conviction for marijuana possession. We join the President in calling on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to do the same for those with state convictions.

President Biden has also initiated the review of marijuana under federal scheduling guidelines, a move we support as well. When you are at the ballot box, vote for the Democrats! Early voting begins on October 27th and ends on November 3rd.

Polling locations will be open from 7AM to 8PM each day. Election Day is November 8th, with polling locations open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you have not registered to vote, you may complete same-day voter registration at a polling location.

Mail in ballots must be postmarked or dropped in a Ballot Drop Box by November 8th.

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  1. Aren’t the people screwed up enough without taking dope every day because it is legal. Man, dems are completely off the rocker.

  2. On the one hand, smoking is unhealthy and discouraged. On the other hand, the Democratic Party promotes the use of marijuana as another source of tax revenue. Vote “NO.”

    1. Would you vote to criminalize cigarettes? Alcohol? I say vote “yes” and let the potheads subsidize our taxes.

  3. this is uncharted territory. Apparently, Maryland will continue to have cannabis cards. Maybe the biggest difference between recreational + medical [card} is that 1 will be taxed + 1 won’t. Uncharted territory because substances usually aren’t prescription + non- prescription at the same time.

  4. please remember the state of emergency when you go to the ballot box + everything that came with it. the empty highways, the empty roads, the essential + nonessential businesses, 6′ 6′ 6′ 6′ 6′ 6′ 6′ 6′ , the cancelled meetings, the closed churches, etc..
    [what the hell am i going to do?], [i’ve never seen anything like this in my life]

    1. Marijuana is safer that alcohol, cigarettes and every prescription medication. I’ve used it responsibly for 30 years and there are many ways to use it without smoking it, which is harmful.

  5. Many people already use marijuana for medically approved purposes. Who wants the government telling people what they can do in the privacy of their own homes? Let’s take away the worry that civil servants and government contractors have that they might get in trouble affecting their employment if they are at a friend’s house when someone lights up a joint.

  6. cannabis supporters: go back + check the records, care to answer this 1 for us? When medical cannabis became legal, was it a ballot question, + why not? Now that this concerns recreational cannabis, why is it a [state-wide] ballot question? Why the difference of approval? Some of us are still making a decision about this + will be until Tuesday. Why,m for the same substance, 2 different techniques, 2 different strategies?

  7. It’s not called smart but it’s called dope for a reason . Lol
    I guess in moderation like alcohol it shouldn’t be a problem.

  8. please be advised: the cannabis pictured is not the only kind of cannabis that exists. There are many kinds. I get concerned that recreational cannabis will mean that strand a-c will be legal, strand d-f will be illegal, strand g-i will be legal.

  9. Good Lord, could the FOP weigh- in on this? What does the FOP have to say about this? I’m sure they have something to say about r. cannabis. Does the FOP suggest yes or no? {+ why]

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