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Two weeks from now, on Oct. 1, the great state of Maryland will decriminalize possession of under 10 grams of weed. That means you have only two more weeks to be paranoid after you toke up, certain that some cop is going to get a whiff of your spliff and ruin your life by putting you into the penal system. Two more weeks to face the great, buzzkilling existential dread that comes with the prospect of doing time for possessing a small amount of a mind-altering substance. So, as you rip the page marked “September” off of your calendar, you can use it to roll up a 9-gram joint and blast away—but be careful: Since they haven’t yet changed the paraphernalia law, if it’s holding weed, that piece of paper might still get you locked up.

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