The legalization of marijuana has been a hot topic across the country for the last several years. While there are currently only two states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use (Washington and Colorado), other states have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of the drug. Maryland is one of those states.
In Maryland, the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana is not a criminal offense. You cannot be arrested, but you can be fined for it. The first time a person is caught, the fine is $100. The second time, it is $250. There are criminal penalties, though, for possessing over 10 grams of marijuana.