Maryland Attorney General Brown Urges DEA to Reschedule Cannabis to Schedule III

Per the Maryland Attorney General’s Office: “Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today joined a coalition of 12 Attorneys General in a letter encouraging the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) to reschedule cannabis to Schedule III under the federal Controlled Substances Act in the interest of public health and safety.

In the letter to DEA Administrator Anne Milgram, the coalition explains that rescheduling cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III is supported by the scientific and medical conclusions
of the Food and Drug Administration. It will allow the state-regulated cannabis industry to continue to set standards for legal products that protect consumers and work to eliminate the
illegal cannabis market and unregulated intoxicating hemp products. Rescheduling will also promote research to determine the physical and mental impacts of cannabis use, particularly
among youth, and will allow legitimate cannabis businesses to take tax deductions to expand their investments and focus on public health and safety in collaboration with law enforcement.

The regulated cannabis marketplace currently brings billions of dollars of revenue into state and federal governments. It is predicted that by 2027, retail cannabis sales will exceed $53 billion
nationally. According to the Maryland Cannabis Administration, the cannabis industry in Maryland generated nearly $800 million in medical and adult use sales in 2023 alone. The State
has collected more than $12 million in adult use cannabis tax revenue in the first three months of taxable adult use sales.

In signing the letter, Attorney General Brown joins the Attorneys General of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Oregon, and Rhode Island.

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AC Milan Soccer Camp at Maryland Soccerplex

AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit


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