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Ex-Maryland politician faces cannabis bribery charges

Former Maryland legislator Cheryl Diane Glenn, a leading advocate for legalizing adult-use marijuana sales in the state, is facing several federal charges for fraud and bribery, including an allegation that she voted to increase the number of medical cannabis grower and processing licenses available to an unidentified, out-of-state company.

Maryland’s medical marijuana program has been plagued by licensing issues, including a situation in September that led state regulators to shelve plans to award an additional four cultivation and 10 processing licenses.

– Associated Press

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