Law Offices of Elling & Elling
Call Us Now For A Free Consultation 301-637-0281 866-470-5187

Marijuana charges can still occur in Maryland

Marijuana is partially decriminalized in Maryland. However, this doesn't mean that there is now carte blanche when it comes to this drug. The decriminalization impacts possession charges; however, it doesn't cover higher quantities of drugs. The laws don't also protect people who are selling this drug.

If you are facing any type of marijuana charges, you need to ensure that you know exactly what you are facing before you start working on your defense. There are some very stark differences between different types of charges.

People who are convicted of selling marijuana are facing a felony charge that comes with a possible 5-year penalty. There is also a fine of $15,000. For more than 50 pounds being sold, you will face no less than 40 years. Subsequent offenses also come with harsher penalties. There is also the matter of being named a drug "kingpin," which comes with 20 to 40 years in prison.

For marijuana possession charges, you are facing a fine if you have under 10 grams. Having 10 grams to 50 pounds is a misdemeanor charge that come with a year in prison. Possible fines of up to $1,000 are also possible for this.

Some people who are facing marijuana charges might need to go through a clinical assessment to help determine if they have a substance abuse disorder or if they need to undergo a drug education program. This may give them the chance to get help for any underlying issue that might be causing them to turn to drugs. Still, the priority must be placed on preparing a defense against these charges.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us Today

If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with either of our lawyers, we welcome you to contact us online or to call us toll free at 866-470-5187 or locally in our Gaithersburg office at 301-637-0281.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location

443 N. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Toll Free: 866-470-5187
Phone: 301-637-0281
Fax: 301-921-9327
Map & Directions

Free Consultations