Maryland Question 4 (2022): Marijuana legalization amendment

In Politics by Michael Rae


Question 4 on the Maryland ballot is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment that would legalize the use of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older. It would add a new article—Article XX—to the Maryland Constitution stating this policy would take effect on July 1, 2023, and charge the General Assembly to pass laws governing the “use, distribution, possession, regulation, and taxation of cannabis.” 

Fiscal Impact

Question 4 is not directly associated with any fiscal impact on state or local governments. It would simply establish a new constitutional right for adults to use marijuana.  However, Maryland House Bill 837, which would