Another Miss with Cannabis | Afro


By Andy Pierre, Special to the AFRO

In 2015, Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn (D-45) introduced legislation to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Maryland and established the Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) to regulate the new market. The flawed legislation allowed for the MMCC to award all of the initial fifteen grower licenses to White firms. Taking advantage of racial disparity for political expediency, Delegate Glenn jumped in front of the cameras as a vocal proponent in the fight for minority inclusion in the medical cannabis industry.

Fast forward to 2018 when Delegate Glenn introduced emergency legislation alleging to solve the racial disparity caused by her previous legislation. The remedial legislation passed, adding an additional five grower licenses and ten processor licenses. But…

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