Marijuana Politics

Unsealed Charges Reveal Baltimore Democrat Cheryl Glenn, Has Been Charged With Bribery Over State Medical Cannabis Licenses

The Baltimore Sun Reports

Cheryl Glenn, the Baltimore Democrat who abruptly resigned her long-held seat in the Maryland House of Delegates last week, has been charged with bribery and wire fraud, federal prosecutors said Monday.



U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said Glenn accepted $33,750 in bribes in exchange for several actions: voting for a bill last year that increased the number of state medical cannabis licenses, introducing legislation to ease the experience requirement to be medical director of an opioid treatment clinic, and introducing legislation to create a new liquor license in her East Baltimore district.

Prosecutors said she accepted packets of cash in Baltimore restaurants after frankly negotiating what legislative actions she would take in exchange.

Glenn, 68, was charged in a criminal information July 23, prosecutors said. The charges were unsealed Monday.


If convicted, Glenn faces up to 25 years in prison, prosecutors said. She did not respond to requests for comment Monday. Her arraignment and initial appearance in court are scheduled for Jan. 22.

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