Hogan signs bills to raise smoking age, legalize marijuana edibles and expand child-care tax credits

Erin Cox May 13

Maryland will raise the smoking age to 21, legalize edible medical-marijuana products and increase child-care tax credits under bills signed into law Monday by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Even though the smoking age will be 21 for most people, members of the military will still be allowed to buy tobacco products at age 18. A companion bill will close a loophole so that vaping pens — widely blamed for an uptick in teen nicotine use — will be regulated like cigarettes.

The state will also enhance its tax credit for working parents, allowing families who earn up to $141,000 to claim at least part of the state’s

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