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Marijuana Decriminalized In Maryland, But What About Paraphernalia?

Paraphernalia like water pipes are still illegal under Maryland law.
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Paraphernalia like water pipes are still illegal under Maryland law.

The Montgomery County Council will introduce a resolution urging Maryland lawmakers to go further on marijuana decriminalization.

Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed a bill decriminalizing the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana, and it was signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley, who was initially non-committal on whether he would approve it.

Immediately after it was signed, supporters noted that while possessing the drug was now a civil offense, possessing the paraphernalia to smoke it could still lead to jail time. And on Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council will introduce a resolution asking state lawmakers to decriminalize paraphernalia when the reconvene next year.

Councilwoman Nancy Navarro is the sponsor of the resolution, which has six co-sponsors, meaning it already has enough support to pass the council.

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