Max. fine for small amount: $100
Marijuana related arrests in 2012: 22,043
The Maryland Medical Marijuana State Program allows certified physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients diagnosed with certain conditions. The state’s first marijuana dispensary, Greenway Consultations, opened this past June and has proven to be successful. With a majority of Maryland’s population supporting full legalization, there is a good chance Maryland is on track to legalize the it. Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill supported by marijuana legalization advocates during the current legislative session. The Second Chance Act, under certain circumstances, permits individuals convicted of possessing marijuana, to have their arrest shielded from some records requests.
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