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Maryland’s Marijuana Law Failed to Decriminalize Pot-Smoking Paraphernalia

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Pot Paraphernalia Decriminalization

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ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Montgomery County Council is calling on Maryland lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of devices used to smoke marijuana.

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution calling on lawmakers to change the laws for marijuana paraphernalia possession for adults.

State lawmakers in April adopted a bill decriminalizing the possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the bill into law.

Under the new rules, adults caught will get a fine with no jail time, court appearances or criminal record if caught with less than ten grams of marijuana. But possession of the drug paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana is still a crime.

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