Senator Carter’s SB 692 would end prohibition in Maryland and replace it with a system to tax and regulate cannabis for adults 21 and older. In addition to legalizing possession and home cultivation of cannabis for adults, it would vacate past cannabis convictions and distribute the bulk of tax revenue from legal sales to fund community-based initiatives that serve communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition and enforcement.
Criminal Justice Reforms
Vacatur, Release, and Re-Sentencing
Public Health Regulations
Community Reinvestment and Repair Fund
After administrative expenses, 60% of the revenue will be allocated by the Comptroller to a Community Reinvestment and Repair Fund.
The effective date is July 1, 2022.