Proposal Introduced To Legalize Marijuana in MD
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Proposal Introduced To Legalize Marijuana in MD
Posted by CN Staff on February 22, 2013 at 06:29:02 PT
By Holly Nunn, Staff Writer
Source: Montgomery Gazette 
Maryland -- Del. Curt Anderson on Thursday introduced a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Maryland, mirroring measures passed by referendum last year in Colorado and Washington.The bill would allow Marylanders 21 and older to possess one ounce or less of marijuana, and to grow three or fewer plants in their homes. An excise tax of $50 per ounce would be collected by the state under the proposal. Plants grown at home would be required to have a state-issued zip tie attached. Each zip tie would cost $100 and be valid for one year.
Under the bill, smoking marijuana in public would be prohibited, as would driving while under the influence of marijuana.A portion of the revenue from regulating marijuana would go toward alcohol, tobacco and drug treatment. The marijuana trade would be regulated by the state comptroller’s office.The bill introduced by Anderson (D-Dist. 43) of Baltimore also provides for the creation of a 12-member oversight committee.Maryland traditionally has lagged behind other progressive states when it comes to drug policy, still having not legalized medical marijuana, as 18 states and Washington, D.C., have. However, Maryland does allow a doctor’s prescription as an affirmative defense in court.“The issue always comes down to the fact that it’s a federally controlled dangerous substance,” said House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Dist. 30) of Annapolis. “How do you regulate it, sell it, transport it and everything?”Dan Riffle, deputy director of government relations for the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that advocates for marijuana policy reform, called on Maryland legislators to “once again make prohibition a thing of the past.”“It is time for a new, more sensible approach to marijuana in Maryland, and that is what this bill proposes,” Riffle said in a statement.Source: Montgomery Gazette (MD)Author: Holly Nunn, Staff Writer Published: February 21, 2013Copyright: 2013 Post-Newsweek Media, Inc.Contact: letters gazette.netWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #5 posted by Canis420 on February 23, 2013 at 12:22:47 PT:
They would not get fertilized from pollen they would get pollinated from hemp pollen making them produce seeds. Thus more energy would be utilized by the plant to make the seeds instead of producing thc and you would have very seedy buds...not good
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Comment #4 posted by mexweed on February 23, 2013 at 12:05:17 PT:
outdoor grow
1. I've heard plants grown outside may get fertilized by pollen blown over from nearby industrial hemp plants, reducing THC yield, so it may be for personal consumption the indoor approach will cdontinue to be safer (from the pollen, we'll forget the Law Enforcement plague).
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on February 22, 2013 at 14:09:35 PT
The Lord didn't mention zip ties.
Do I need zip ties for tomatoes?The Lord didn't mention zip ties.
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Comment #2 posted by truth420 on February 22, 2013 at 12:30:12 PT
"If a person could grow 3 plants outside how much cannabis could it produce?"It depends on a number of factors including when in the season the plants were started outside. If they were started from seed outside early spring and the seed stock is of a high yielding strain and the soil and climate remained optimal for the entire grow you're looking at 10lbs or more at harvest (5lbs or more dried). Keep in mind the entire grow would take 6 months or more.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on February 22, 2013 at 06:31:26 PT
If a person could grow 3 plants outside how much cannabis could it produce? I mean a realistic average figuring on less rather then more.
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