As expected, the Maryland House approved a measure on Friday that will create a legal framework and tax structure to enable recreational cannabis to be sold in stores as soon as July 1. The House vote was 103-32. The bill will now be sent to the Senate, which is moving forward with a separate measure.

Though Maryland voters overwhelmingly approved marijuana legalization in the November midterms, lawmakers left details about implementation to be decided this session.

“You might not have agreed with marijuana or the vote that our citizens took, but they took it, so it’s now our obligation to create an …

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