Although recreational use of marijuana remains illegal in Maryland, the use of cannabis for medical purposes is allowed.
Simple possession of up to 10 grams is a civil offense that implies a $100 fine. Possession of no more than 50 pounds of cannabis is punishable by a year's imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000. Possession with intent to distribute up to 50 pounds of marijuana is a felony entailing a $15,000 fine and a sentence of up to 5 years in jail.
Public smoking is prohibited. Offenses involving the use of marijuana in public carry a civil fine of up to $500.
Patients are allowed to possess a “30-day supply” of medical marijuana. A “30-day supply” is currently defined to be 120 grams (approx. 4 ounces) of dried marijuana flower. Patients may possess larger quantities of cannabis conditional on a determination of a physician.
Edible forms of marijuana are prohibited. Home cultivation and public consumption are also illegal.
Note: Maryland medical cannabis program is currently being implemented.