ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Sen. Christopher Shank wants to make sure judges can still order treatment for persistent marijuana users if Maryland decriminalizes the drug.
Shank, R-Washington, introduced an amendment Tuesday to a marijuana decriminalization bill currently under consideration in the Senate. Under Shank's amendment, anyone caught with marijuana three or more times would be required to appear in court, and a judge would be allowed to order treatment. But there still would not be criminal charges for possessing 10 grams or less.