Effective October 1, 2014 the possession of small amounts of Marijuana has been decriminalized. If you are in possession of less than 10 grams, then you will receive a Civil Citation, instead of a Criminal Statement of Charges. First offenders face a $100.00 fine; second offenders are subject to a $250.00, which increases to $500.00 for a third offense.
The Maryland legislature opted not to legalize possession this past session. However, legalization and the creation of a system for dispensing of medical marijuana are issues that will face our House and Senate in the near future.
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