A new law that will decriminalize marijuana in October involves some ambiguities that police and prosecutors are just beginning to confront.
A Maryland House committee has approved a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
A member of Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus is asking the House to fully decriminalize marijuana this year instead of just commissioning a study on the prospect.
Maryland’s legislature apparently won’t eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana possession this year, but a House committee isn’t ruling it out for the future.
A deputy attorney general says District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray supports decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana because the drug is not particularly harmful and because arresting people for possession can do significant damage.
The D.C. Council will consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The Maryland Senate has voted to eliminate potential jail time for people who possess less than 10 grams of marijuana.
Some Maryland lawmakers want to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana to save money.