Maryland legalized recreational marijuana. Here’s what you should know.

Several marijuana plants grow in the sun in Maryland against a blue sky.
Adults 21 and older in Maryland will be allowed to possess, smoke and grow marijuana. But there’s some fine print on how much is allowed and when Marylanders can legally smoke. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Maryland voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in the 2022 midterm elections, adding it to a growing wave of states and territories that have done so since 2012.

Under the initiative, listed as Question 4 on the ballot, adults 21 and older will be allowed to possess, smoke and grow marijuana. But there’s some fine print to be aware of regarding how much is allowed and when Marylanders can legally smoke.

Here’s what you need to know about recreational marijuana legalization in Maryland.

Recreational marijuana in Maryland

The latest: A proposed bill for Maryland’s legal cannabis market is expected to generate debate about what the billion-dollar industry should look like.

When will pot become legal in Maryland? In 2022, Maryland voted to legalize recreational marijuana use, adding it to a growing wave of states and territories that have done so since 2012.

What does demand look like for cannabis in Maryland? A study shows that Maryland residents consume more marijuana than any other state.

What is already in place? Maryland has a medical marijuana program, which remains open for residents with medical marijuana cards.

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