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2014 Regular Session



Maryland Marijuana Decriminalization Act

Sponsored by:

Delegate Mizeur


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Judiciary

Synopsis:Altering the penalties for using and possessing marijuana in specified amounts; making the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana a civil offense; providing that an offender under 21 years of age may be ordered to attend a specified program; providing for parental notification for minor offenders; repealing a provision of law authorizing a defendant to introduce and the court to consider as a mitigating factor evidence of medical necessity in a specified prosecution; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Mizeur, Smigiel, Anderson, Barnes, Barve, Bobo, Braveboy, Cardin, Carr, Carter, Cullison, Dwyer, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hixson, Hucker, Ivey, Kaiser, A. Kelly, Luedtke, McIntosh, A. Miller, Morhaim, Niemann, Oaks, Reznik, B. Robinson, S. Robinson, Stukes, Summers, Swain, F. Turner, Valderrama, Waldstreicher, A. Washington, M. Washington, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
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Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Diseases -see also- AIDS; Rabies
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Fines -see also- Penalties and Sentences
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

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October 2, 2015 9:04 A.M.