Decriminalization Bill Passes in Maryland Senate
On Tuesday the Maryland State Senate approved a bill to decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana. The bill would make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable by a fine of $100. Currently, simple possession in Maryland results in a fine of up to $500 and could land an offender in prison for three months.
The decrim bill received bipartisan support in the Senate and passed by a 30-16 vote.
The bill’s sponsor, Senator Robert A. …More