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Md. legislative session enters last day

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will be putting finishing touches on measures related to marijuana and an increase in the minimum wage on the last day of the state's legislative session.

The session is scheduled to end at midnight Monday.

The House of Delegates approved a marijuana decriminalization bill on Saturday. The state Senate approved a similar bill earlier, but there are some changes senators would have to approve to send the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Maryland lawmakers also will be working on differences to get the state's stalled framework to implement medical marijuana working.

The House is scheduled to vote on whether to agree with Senate changes to a bill to raise the minimum wage in increments over several years to $10.10 in July 2018.

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