Maryland Marijuana Laws

Maryland Marijuana Laws

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.

Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws

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.

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