Starting Saturday, it will be legal to use and buy recreational marijuana in the state of Maryland.
Here’s a guide to everything you need to know about the new law, including which dispensaries will be selling recreational marijuana, the impacts on law enforcement, public safety and beyond.
The basics: When did Maryland approve recreational marijuana?
Back in the November 2022 elections, Maryland voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in a constitutional amendment.
Who is allowed to use or possess marijuana?
Adults 21 and older can use and possess non-medical cannabis, according to the new law.
How much marijuana can adults possess?
“Adults 21 years and older will be able to possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flower, up to 12 grams of concentrated cannabis or a total amount of cannabis products that do not exceed 750 mg of THC. This is known as the ‘personal use amount,’” according to the Maryland Cannabis Administration.
Where is cannabis use allowed, and where is it prohibited?
You can consume or smoke marijuana at home or in a private setting, but it’s illegal to use it in public places, including parks, streets, sidewalks, bars, restaurants, public transportation and places of employment.
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