Archive | September, 2013

Maryland Marijuana Laws and Penalties

Maryland Marijuana Laws and Penalties Marijuana Possession – for possession of marijuana under 10 grams the penalty is a civil offense with a maximum penalty of $100 for a first offense. Click here for information on Civil Citations For possession of 10 grams or more the maximum penalty is 1 year in jail or a […]

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Police Made One Pot Arrest every 42 seconds in 2012

Police Made One Pot Arrest every 42 seconds in 2012 It’s hard to believe that police in the United States are making an arrest for pot possession every 42 seconds.  That means police are spending time making criminals out of usually non-violent drug offenders rather than focusing on other more serious crimes. In Baltimore, the […]

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Feds to Tackle Marijuana Banking Problems

Feds to Tackle Marijuana Banking Problems

Feds to Tackle Marijuana Banking Problems It looks like the federal government is one step closer to allowing legal marijuana businesses to use the banks. The problem with marijuana businesses and banks is that they are both afraid the feds will seize the assets as part of a criminal investigation.  It appears the federal government […]

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Marijuana Cultivation Grow Defense Lawyer

Marijuana Cultivation Grow Defense Lawyer David Nowak, Esq. As a Baltimore marijuana defense lawyer I have received many calls about legalization of marijuana.  Here is a brief explanation of Maryland’s new marijuana law. Maryland’s medical marijuana law will go into effect on October 1, 2013 and many people in Baltimore are already asking when they […]

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Baltimore prosecutors lighten up on marijuana possession

An interesting article in the Baltimore Sun titled Baltimore prosecutors lighten up on marijuana possession and quoting Baltimore marijuana defense lawyer David D. Nowak describes the marijuana climate in Maryland including from the diversion programs in Baltimore City for first time offenders to strict penalties for small amounts of marijuana in other counties such as […]

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Guidelines for Federal Prosecution of State Pot Laws

In a memo to US Attorneys the Department of Justice gave eight guidelines for federal prosecution of state pot laws.  The effect is that states that have legalized marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes can now create and enforce regulations for the use and distribution of marijuana.  From the memo: “The Department’s guidance in this […]

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