Medical defense would expunge patients caught with marijuana

By: Hayley Peterson

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation that would enable people caught carrying less than an ounce of marijuana to avoid a $100 fine and misdemeanor if they prove they have a debilitating disease.
The Senate gave final approval to the measure with less than five hours to go before the end of the legislative session. The House already passed the measure.
Patients must produce a doctor’s note in court that says they were using the drugs for medical reasons, according to the bill.