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Good Samaritan law protects drugs users from prosecution, Md. court says (access required)

Immunity applies to possession offenses, judges say

Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law protects from drug possession prosecution not only those who request medical assistance for a suspected overdose but also those for whom help is sought, the state’s second-highest court ruled Wednesday in overturning two heroin convictions. The statute – found at Section 1-210 of the Criminal Procedure Article – states that a prosecution ...

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