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MD’s Drug Paraphernalia Law

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned a a resident’s comment on a State of Maryland law that prohibited drug paraphernalia some 25 years ago. This led further research into this subject. Thanks to District 1 council member Chris Nagle who confirmed the existence of such a law. Later I found the online reference of this code on the PG county’s website:
http://egov.co.pg.md.us/lis/docPopUp.asp?File=27-115&Type=CODE

The law clearly states that the sales and display of such drug paraphernalia is prohibited in the state. The Bamboo Eater’s inventory link matches a number of outlawed items listed below.

(A) “Drug Paraphernalia” means all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled dangerous substance in violation of Subheading Health-Controlled Dangerous Substances, Article 27, Annotated Code of Maryland.  “Drug Paraphernalia” includes:
    (i) Kits used in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, or harvesting of any species of plant which is a controlled dangerous substance or from which a controlled dangerous substance can be derived;
    (ii) Kits used in manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, or preparing controlled dangerous substances;
    (iii) Isomerization devices used in increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled dangerous substance;
    (iv) Testing equipment used in identifying or analyzing the strength, effectiveness, or purity of controlled dangerous substances;
    (v) Scales and balances used in weighing or measuring controlled dangerous substances;
    (vi) Dilutants and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannite, dextrose, and lactose, used in cutting controlled dangerous substances;
    (vii) Separation gins and sifters used in cleaning or refining marijuana:
    (viii) Blenders, bowls, containers, spoons, and mixing devices used in compounding controlled dangerous substances;
    (ix) Capsules, balloons, envelopes, and other containers used in packaging small quantities of controlled dangerous substances;
    (x) Containers and other objects used in storing or concealing controlled dangerous substances;
    (xi) Hypodermic syringes, needles, and other objects used in parenterally injecting controlled dangerous substances into the human body;
    (xii) Objects used for ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana, cocaine, hashish, or hashish oil into the human body, such as:
                        (aa) Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes, with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured metal bowls;
                        (bb) Water pipes;
                        (cc) Carburetion tubes and devices;
                        (dd) Smoking and carburetion masks;
                        (ee) Roach clips (meaning objects used to hold burning material, such as a marijuana cigarette, that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand);
                        (ff) Miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials;
                        (gg) Chamber pipes;
                        (hh) Carburetor pipes;
                        (ii) Electric pipes;
                        (jj) Air-driven pipes;
                        (kk) Chilams;
                        (ll) Bongs; and
                        (mm) Ice pipes or chillers.

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