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Glass pipes are often used to smoke marijuana instead of tobacco. (iStock photo)

Prosecute for pot paraphernalia? Not likely (access required)

Maryland law makes it a crime to possess drug paraphernalia, though possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana now constitutes a civil offense punishable by an initial fine of $100 — a legal disparity that has prompted many county state’s attorneys to say they will limit prosecutions for paraphernalia possession.