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How Does Maryland Address & Penalize Drug Distribution?

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Due to the risk of addiction and overall health danger, the State of Maryland has outlawed the use, possession, and distribution of various illegal drugs. When a person merely uses or possesses a small quantity of illegal drugs, the Maryland penalties are relatively slight. But as explained below, the Maryland laws against and penalties… Read More »

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Illegal Drug Possession Crimes Under Maryland Law

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Often referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs can be extremely addictive and dangerous. To protect the public from this risk, Maryland enacted strict laws against and penalties for the possession of illegal drugs and other controlled substances. If a person possesses a controlled substance without valid authorization, they can face criminal fines… Read More »

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Maryland Laws and Penalties for Marijuana Possession

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Outside of certain exceptions for medicinal use, marijuana possession remains an illegal activity in Maryland. While the penalties for illegal possession of marijuana are not as harsh compared to other controlled substances, it is a crime nonetheless. In order to avoid a criminal record and even jail time, it is crucial to understand the… Read More »

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Explaining Drug Possession and Distribution in Maryland

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The topic for discussion today is an exploration of an important facet of Maryland criminal law – drug possession and drug distribution. The following sections will outline key definitions and penalty structures associated with Maryland drug laws. What are the Laws in Maryland Concerning Drug Possession? As outlined in Code of Maryland Section 5-601,… Read More »

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