ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A group of several dozen people rallied outside the Maryland State House Thursday urging lawmakers to legalize marijuana use in the state.

The group stood on Lawyer’s Mall with a 51-foot replica of a joint bearing the words “Maryland Pass The Joint.”

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A number of bills have been introduced in both the House of Delegates and Senate that would either legalize or decriminalize marijuana.

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A Goucher College poll released earlier this month found two-thirds of Marylanders support legalization efforts, the highest percentage since the college began polling people about the topic in October 2013.

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CBS Baltimore Staff