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Maryland Marijuana Penalties

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Maryland Marijuana Law, Regulation, Penalties, Attorneys & Congressman

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

Personal Use

Less than 10 g Civil Offense None $ 100
10g – less than 50 lbs Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
50 lbs or more Felony 5 years* $ 100,000
Offenses involving the use of marijuana in public carries a civil fine of up to $500
Increased fines for subsequent offenders

With intent to distribute

Less than 50 lbs Felony 5 years $ 15,000
50 lbs or more** Felony 5 years* $ 15,000
More than 50 lbs (drug kingpin) Felony 20* – 40 years $ 1,000,000
In a school vehicle, or in, on, or within 1000 feet of an elementary or secondary school Felony 20 years $ 20,000
Subsequent violation Felony 5* – 40 years $ 40,000
Involving a minor Felony 20 years $ 20,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
** Subsequent offense carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years

Trafficking

More than 5 – less than 45 kg Felony 10 years $ 10,000
45 kg or more Felony 25 years $ 50,000
In possession of a firearm while trafficking Felony 5* – 20 years N/A
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Cultivation

See Possession section for details.

Hash & Concentrates

Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

Paraphernalia

Possession of drug paraphernalia Civil Offense None $ 0
Sale/Advertising distribution of drug paraphernalia Misdemeanor None $ 500
Subsequent violation Misdemeanor 2 years $ 2,000
Selling to a minor who is at least 3 years younger Misdemeanor 8 years $ 15,000
Possession/Sale controlled paraphernalia Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
Paraphernalia includes all equipment and materials used in the use, manufacture, or distribution of marijuana.

 

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