Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Maryland?

Can You Smoke Weed in Maryland?

Yes. Maryland allows weed users to consume smokable forms of cannabis. Weed may be smoked recreationally and by qualified patients.

Can You Smoke Weed in Public in Maryland?

You cannot smoke weed in public places in Maryland. Public places include streets, restaurants, bars, sidewalks, parks, public transportation facilities, workplaces, and theaters. Smoking cannabis in a public location is a civil offense and is punishable with up to a $50 fine for a first offense. Subsequent offenses can attract fines of up to $150.

Can You Smoke Weed in a Vehicle in Maryland?

No, you cannot smoke weed inside a vehicle in Maryland. The state's cannabis laws ban cannabis smoking inside privately owned motor vehicles and in public transportation, such as trains, vans, buses, limousines, and taxicabs.

Who Can Smoke Marijuana in Maryland?

Medical marijuana patients aged 18 or older may use smokable medical cannabis products, while adults aged 21 or older are allowed to smoke weed for recreational purposes.

Where Can You Legally Smoke Weed in Maryland?

You can smoke marijuana at home on a private property. However, Maryland allows landlords to prohibit cannabis use on their properties. Hence, if you live in a rented apartment, read your rental agreement or contact your landlord or property manager to verify if weed smoking is permitted on the property. Most Maryland hotels do not permit guests to smoke cannabis in their rooms. For specific weed smoking rules in a hotel, speak with the hotel reception desk about their policy. If you stay in a vacation rental, verify with the property owner if weed smoking is allowed.

Note that due to cannabis’ federal status as an illegal drug, it is prohibited to possess or smoke cannabis on federal property, such as national parks.

Also, under Maryland law, licensed on-site cannabis consumption establishments allow weed users to smoke outdoors on the premises. Indoor weed smoking is prohibited at on-site consumption establishments. On-site cannabis consumption sites may only operate in municipalities permitting their establishments. Maryland law allows its cities and towns to limit the operation of on-site consumption sites. Hence, you may not find cannabis consumption establishments in all Maryland municipalities.

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