Md. Health Secretary Opposes Medical Marijuana Bill
Updated at 9:45 PM EDT on Monday, Feb 28, 2011
Maryland's health secretary said he opposes legislation as currently drafted to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, head of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, told a panel of lawmakers Monday that there are several challenges to implementing the measure.
Sharfstein said the bill would require a separate office be established and oversight of the system would require a significant investment in infrastructure.
Delegate Dan Morhaim, a Baltimore County Democrat who is sponsoring the bill, said he's ready to work with the department to address the secretary's concerns.
Published at 9:42 PM EDT on Feb 28, 2011
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