|Senate Bill 658, which is aimed to tax and regulate marijuana in Maryland, is set for a hearing on February 25th and we need your help!
We want you to come to Annapolis with us dressed to impress and show your support for legalization in Maryland. This is going to take ALL of us to make this happen. We need to show our representatives that we have had enough and it’s time for change.
Again, please DRESS UP nicely and bring government-issued identification (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, etc.) as you will be inside a government hearing. Legislators will take note. Also, wear something green to show your support (no pot leaves, please).
For anyone wondering what’s actually in Senate Bill 658, here is a summary of this year’s Senate Bill 658/House Bill 880, the Marijuana Control Act of 2014:http://www.wbaltv.com/blob/view/-/23965132/data/1/-/hsq2hu/-/Proposed-Marijuana-Bill.pdf
For anyone who wants to read the COMPLETE text of the Marijuana Control Act of 2014, you can here:
Over the last 3 general election cycles, the Maryland Libertarian Party has run candidates in 23 of the 26 available federal offices, which means we have covered over 88% of the available federal races with candidates!
Only 2 state Libertarian parties, Michigan and Missouri, have covered as many or more federal races since 2007 as the Maryland LP.
In 2012, 2 of our statewide candidates, Presidential candidate Gary Johnson and US Senate candidate Dean Ahmad both received over 30,000 votes, and received the 2nd and 3rd highest vote totals for statewide non-establishment party candidates in Maryland since WWll.
And this with a virtual media blackout of former 2-time New Mexico Governor Johnson, and with a self-funded millionaire running as an Independent in the Senate race against Dean.
Our registered voters have accrued from 8,165 in May, 2010 to 11,909 as of last month, an increase of 45% over the last 3 years.
Further, over the last year, we are adding over 5 new registered voters per day! These are people who would rather identify with our party and values than be able to vote in the primary elections of the Democrats and Republicans, since Maryland is a closed-primary state.
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