- The Washington Times - Friday, February 22, 2013

A Maryland delegate introduced a bill on Thursday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, in line with what passed in Colorado and Washington state last year.

The bill from Delegate Curt Anderson would give the smoking rights to anyone aged 21 or older. Those of age could also grow up to three marijuana plants in their homes, according to a report from the Gazette.

The state would collect $50 per ounce in excise taxes on the drug, the Gazette said.

The bill does not allow for marijuana smoking in public or while driving, according to the report. Some of the marijuana tax money would be used to pay for those who receive alcohol, tobacco and drug treatment, the Gazette said.