Rushern Baker is the only candidate who said he wouldn’t support legalizing and taxing recreational cannabis sales
Published: 2018.04.25 11:15
Democratic gubernatorial candidates from left, Rushern Baker, Ben Jealous, Kevin Kamenetz, Rich Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea and Krish Vignarajah at a Silver Spring forum Tuesday night. Credit: David Asche/ Used with permission
The seven Democratic candidates for governor varied in their responses when asked whether they support the tax incentive package the state has offered Amazon to locate its second headquarters in Montgomery County, with some saying Gov. Larry Hogan created a bad offer on behalf of the state.
The candidates also discussed whether they’d support legalizing recreational marijuana use at a forum Tuesday night at the Silver Spring Civic Center. More than 200 people attended the event hosted by the Women’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County. The Democrats are hoping to win the nomination in the June 26 primary to challenge the incumbent Republican Hogan in the November general election.
Only state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Kensington), who voted for the estimated $3 billion to $5 billion Amazon tax incentive