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Maryland Senate Votes To Decriminalize Possession Of Small Amounts Of Pot | NewsBreaker | OraTV

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March 19, 2013 AT 1:20 PM
A bill that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense passed the Maryland Senate Tuesday on a 30-16 vote. The legislation, crafted to avoid handing out jail terms for possession of small amounts of marijuana, would remove any criminal componentwhen a person is caught with 10 grams or less -- about one-third of an ounce. The maximum fine would be a $100 fine. The current maximum is a 90-day jail term. Host @DavidBegnaud delivers breaking news and today's trending buzz in 45 seconds.