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Marijuana Civil Citation

Marijuana Civil Citation in Maryland FAQ Is Marijuana Legal in Maryland? Yes and no. It is illegal to possess 10 grams or more of marijuana in Maryland unless you have a valid prescription under Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Law. On October 1, 2014, Possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana is a civil offense and […]

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D.C. marijuana decriminalization starts today

At 12.01 a.m. July 17, 2014, Washington D.C.’s historic decriminalization bill went into effect. The law prevents police from giving more than a $25 ticket for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Maryland’s historic decriminalization bill goes into effect on October 1, 2014, but only applies to possession of less than 10 grams […]

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Expungement Maryland

Expungement Maryland Having a criminal record can be a nightmare.  It can keep you from getting jobs, prevent you from receiving government services, prevent you from entering certain professions and a criminal record can hurt your reputation in your community.  Not to mention, you may not want your tech savvy children pulling up your criminal […]

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New Maryland Marijuana Laws

New Maryland Marijuana Laws – 2 Reasons to Celebrate, Many Reasons to be Cautious.  The Maryland Legislature passed two landmark marijuana laws during the 2014 session.  If the bills are signed by the governor as expected, Maryland’s marijuana laws will radically change. Decriminalization The decriminalization bill makes possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana […]

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D.C. Council Votes to Partially Decriminalize Marijuana

The D.C. Council voted today to partially decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  The bill which was voted on today will likely be approved by the mayor.  That means that just across the border from Maryland individuals possessing less than an ounce of marijuana will face a civil citation rather than arrest.  The D.C. […]

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Four Reasons why Maryland needs a new Medical Marijuana Law

Four Reasons why Maryland needs a new Medical Marijuana Law In 2013, Maryland passed a Medical Marijuana bill that created a commission to establish regulations for medical marijuana.  Nearly everyone agrees that the bill was a loser before it left the gate.  A year later, and the Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission admits it will not […]

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Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol

President Obama said in an interview published on January 19, 2014 that marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol.  Mr. Obama, the top drug enforcement officer in the country, qualified his answer by saying that he would not encourage his children to use marijuana.  Marijuana is currently classified as a schedule I drug.  That means it […]

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Marijuana Control Act of 2014

The Maryland general assembly is debating a marijuana legalization and regulation bill during the 2014 session.  A similar bill was introduced during the legislative session last year.  It won in the Senate but not the House. Unfortunately, the legalization bill is unlikely to pass due to stiff opposition in the House of Delegates and Governor […]

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Is Marijuana Legal Yet?

Is Marijuana Legal Yet? As of January 2014 – the answer is absolutely not. Many people seem to be confused as to the status of marijuana in Maryland.  Many believe that police no longer arrest people for simple possession of marijuana.  Many people also wrongly believe that if you receive a citation for possession of […]

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Drug Paraphernalia Charge

What does a drug paraphernalia charge mean? If you have been charged with possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge you are probably asking how everyday objects are considered drug paraphernalia under the law.  The question is often: Is a sandwich bag paraphernalia? Is a bong paraphernalia?  Is a pipe paraphernalia? Are rolling papers paraphernalia? Are cigarillo […]

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