MD HB324 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Over of previous HB550


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 12 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-16 - Referred Judicial Proceedings
Pending: Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Increasing, from 10 grams to 1 ounce, the amount of marijuana below which possession is a civil offense, rather than a criminal offense; and creating a presumption that a person in possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana is not in violation of a certain provision of law with regard to marijuana in the absence of any other evidence of a certain violation.

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Criminal Law - Marijuana - Possession and Possession With Intent to Distribute


Roll Calls

2021-02-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 94 N: 36 NV: 3 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2021-02-16SenateReferred Judicial Proceedings
2021-02-12HouseThird Reading Passed (94-36)
2021-02-11HouseFavorable Adopted Second Reading Passed
2021-02-05HouseFavorable Report by Judiciary
2020-12-23HouseHearing 1/18 at 1:30 p.m.
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

SB143 (Crossfiled) 2020-12-28 - Hearing 1/20 at 11:00 a.m.
HB550 (Carry Over) 2020-03-12 - Referred Judicial Proceedings


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings38A-01(n/a)See Bill Text
Courts and Judicial Proceedings38A-33(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5601(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5601.1(n/a)See Bill Text
Criminal Law5602(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments