Changes in Maryland Marijuana Possession Laws

There have been some new MD marijuana laws, including SB 364, which decriminalizes the possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana. Under the MD marijuana law, those found in possession of this amount will be subject to a civil penalty, rather than the previous criminal penalty of $500 and up to 90 days in jail. These new marijuana laws took effect on October 1, 2014.

You can learn more about Maryland marijuana laws by watching this news clip. You’ll learn that critics of the legislation point out that the law doesn’t remove the criminal penalties for possession of paraphernalia. You’ll also hear about the new civil penalties for possession of less than 10 grams.