The Maryland Senate made a landmark move Saturday, voting to allow patients to use medical marijuana by a landslide 35-12 margin.
With the passing of the new bill, patients in need of marijuana for chronic pain or other issues will be allowed to pick it up at state dispensaries.
Lawmakers were said to have voted in favor of the law to stop black market sales of the product for those in need for medical purposes.
With Saturday’s vote Maryland becomes the 15th state to allow medical marijuana use.
In the fall California will vote on whether to allow all adults to use marijuana not just the medically ill.