In recent years, the debate surrounding cannabis legalization has gained significant momentum, with many states and countries reevaluating their stance on the plant. Maryland is among the states that have taken a progressive step by clarifying that cannabis use by adults is not considered child neglect. This clarification is an essential step in dismantling the stigma surrounding cannabis and recognizing that responsible adult consumption poses no inherent threat to children's well-being.

Maryland's decision highlights the importance of distinguishing between responsible cannabis consumption and neglectful behavior that genuinely endangers children. By adopting a more nuanced perspective, Maryland sets a progressive example for other states to follow and demonstrates a commitment to evidence-based policy-making.

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