Maryland and Marijuana: 2014 Legislature

marijuana marylandThe Maryland legislature is now considering two bills which would decriminalize or legalize, to a certain extent, the possession of marijuana.

One bill, sponsored by Senator Zirkin, would establish that possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana would be considered a civil offense, punishable by a fine instead of prosecution as a criminal matter, which is punishable by incarseration.

The second legislation, sponsored by Senator Raskin, would allow individuals to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use and, significantly, it would allow for the creation of licensed marijuana retailers, whose produce would be regulated and taxed.

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