Marijuana ballot initiative passes in Maryland

By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Maryland voters responded positively to a ballot measure on Nov. 8 that legalized recreational use of marijuana for residents 21 and over. The law reform will go into effect across the state starting July 1, 2023.   The fourth Maryland ballot question was approved by slightly more than 65 percent of


Election Day is here, and so are the voters

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report For America Corps Member, Nov. 8 will be remembered as more than election day in the middle of President Joe Biden’s first term as many Baltimoreans exercised the voting franchise to elect the state’s first Black governorand consider a range of ballot initiatives, including legalizing recreational marijuana.