Some big changes have come to Maryland Cannabis Law. On March 11, 2020, the House of Delegates passed HB 550 that essentially decriminalizes cannabis possession for up to one ounce. The bill changes current law from “10 grams to 1 ounce below which possession is a civil offense, rather than a criminal offense; and creating a presumption that a person in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is not in violation of a certain provision of law with regard to marijuana, in the absence of any other evidence of a certain violation.” The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Maryland Cannabis Law Updates
On March 7, 2020, the House of Delegates approved HB 83/SB 699. The legislation now awaits a vote from the full Senate. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would prohibit search results on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search database from “in any way referring to the existence of a District Court criminal case in which possession of marijuana is the only charge in the case and the charge was disposed of before October 1, 2014.”
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