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Maryland Senate Passes Decriminalization Bill

March 15th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Senate has approved a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The vote was 36-8. The bill reduces the penalty for possessing less than 10-grams of marijuana from 90-days in jail to a $100-civil fine. The bill would apply to offenders of any age. Marijuana has been decriminalized in several other states in the past year and is becoming a rapidly growing trend around the nation with other states now debating whether to follow suit.


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