Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation on Thursday legalizing medical marijuana in Maryland under limited circumstances.
O'Malley will sign a number of bills at a signing Thursday morning, including legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland. A list of the bills the governor will sign was made available online Wednesday.
Among those bills is House Bill 1101, which the General Assembly passed in April. Once law, it will create a commission through which academic medical research centers could apply to operate medical marijuana programs.