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Marijuana decriminalization goes into effect Wednesday

Marijuana decriminalization goes into effect Wednesday

As new laws go into effect around the state this week, recreational marijuana users will have a bit less to worry about. Come Wednesday, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will no longer be a criminal offense in Maryland. Proponents of marijuana legalization call the decriminalization a good first step, though they worry about potential loopholes in the law. Possession of paraphernalia, for example, is still a criminal offense punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. But some law enforcement officials, including Anne Arundel State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess and her opponent in the coming election, Wes Adams, worry about the potential impact. ...

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