Are you smoking weed in DC and driving to MD?

Initiative 71 made marijuana legal in Washington, D.C, and this means that if you are over 21 years old you can possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana to smoke on private property. DC also allows you to grow up to 6 marijuana plants in your home. The problem is some people smoke weed in private homes in DC and then drive to Maryland. This creates an issue of driving while high and this can lead to a DUI charge in both states. Marijuana in Maryland is not legal, at least not yet. In Maryland, if you are found with less than 10 grams of marijuana you will be charged with a civil citation. If it is more than 10 grams, you can be arrested and charged with a criminal citation. In addition, if you are stopped on a traffic citation by a police officer in Maryland, once he smells weed from your vehicle or your body, he has probably cause to search your vehicle.

I am sure by now you get the picture. What is legal in one state brings headache in another. For more information call 301-363-1604.



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