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HOUSE BILL 702

Unofficial Copy 2003 Regular Session

J1 3lr1634

CF 3lr0653

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By: Delegates Morhaim, Redmer, Anderson, Barve, Bates, Bobo, Boteler, Boutin, Bromwell, Bronrott, Cardin, Carter, G. Clagett, V. Clagett, C. Davis, Dumais, Dwyer, Feldman, Frank, Fulton, Goldwater, Gordon, Griffith, Gutierrez, Hammen, Heller, Hixson, Hogan, Hurson, Hutchins, Kach, Kirk, Krysiak, Lee, Madaleno, Mandel, Marriott, McComas, McHale, McIntosh, Menes, Minnick, Murray, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Oaks, Paige, Pendergrass, Rosenberg, Ross, Rzepkowski, Simmons, Smigiel, F. Turner, Weldon, and Zirkin

Introduced and read first time: February 7, 2003

Assigned to: Judiciary

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Committee Report: Favorable with amendments

House action: Adopted

Read second time: March 13, 2003

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[...] (3) (I) IN A PROSECUTION FOR THE USE OR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, THE DEFENDANT MAY INTRODUCE AND THE COURT SHALL CONSIDER AS A MITIGATING FACTOR ANY EVIDENCE OF MEDICAL NECESSITY.
(II) NOTWITHSTANDING PARAGRAPH (2) OF THIS SUBSECTION, IF THE COURT FINDS THAT THE PERSON USED OR POSSESSED MARIJUANA BECAUSE OF MEDICAL NECESSITY, ON CONVICTION OF A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION, THE MAXIMUM PENALTY THAT THE COURT MAY IMPOSE ON THE PERSON IS A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $100.…. Read More.