Alcoholism/Substance Abuse

Criminal

  • In Maryland, effective October 1, 2014, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense. Decriminalization replaces criminal penalties with civil penalties for possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. Before October 1, 2014, the possession or use of any amount of marijuana is still a criminal offense.

Alcoholism/Substance Abuse

  • Article with resources for those suffering with substance abuse.
  • In Maryland, effective October 1, 2014, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense. Decriminalization replaces criminal penalties with civil penalties for possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. Before October 1, 2014, the possession or use of any amount of marijuana is still a criminal offense.

Youth

  • In Maryland, effective October 1, 2014, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense. Decriminalization replaces criminal penalties with civil penalties for possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. Before October 1, 2014, the possession or use of any amount of marijuana is still a criminal offense.

Health

  • In Maryland, effective October 1, 2014, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense. Decriminalization replaces criminal penalties with civil penalties for possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. Before October 1, 2014, the possession or use of any amount of marijuana is still a criminal offense.

Youth Law

  • In Maryland, effective October 1, 2014, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense. Decriminalization replaces criminal penalties with civil penalties for possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. Before October 1, 2014, the possession or use of any amount of marijuana is still a criminal offense.

Other Legal Issues

  • In Maryland, effective October 1, 2014, possession or use of less than 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense. Decriminalization replaces criminal penalties with civil penalties for possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. Before October 1, 2014, the possession or use of any amount of marijuana is still a criminal offense.
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