Welcome to Maryland NORML!

The Maryland state chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws educates the public and grows the movement toward marijuana legalization in Maryland.

We provide education and resources to empower the citizens of Maryland to work with the General Assembly to ensure proper cannabis legalization for adults.


Current Cannabis Laws in Maryland as of October 1, 2014:

  • Decriminalization of up to 10 grams of marijuana

            - Civil citation – $100 (1st time), $250 (2nd), $500 and court 
              appearance (3rd)
            - No record, no jail time
            - Flower and concentrates are treated equally

  • Decriminalization of paraphernalia

            - Civil citation - $100

  • Decriminalization of public smoking

            - Civil citation - $500

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The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission expects medical marijuana dispensaries to be open by the end of 2017 and patients can now begin the registration process online. For more important information concerning the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program please go to - 






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  Preparing for the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM

   Charles E. Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City, MD

General Meeting - Preparing for the 2018 Maryland Legislative SessionThursday, December 14, 20176:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center, Howard County Library System9421 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042 Guest speaker is Mila Johns More details are forthcoming FREE AND OPEN TO...


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