Black lawmakers pushing for session on medical pot
Black lawmakers in Maryland on Wednesday called for a special session of the state Legislature, after a bill designed to create diversity ownership in the state’s developing medical marijuana industry failed to pass in the regular session’s chaotic closing minutes this week.
“I am heartbroken, and I’m angry,” said Del. Cheryl Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat who chairs the Legislative Black Caucus.
Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, could call a special session of the Legislature. Maryland lawmakers also could petition the governor to call a special session, if a majority of members in the House and Senate agree to do so.