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Good Samaritan law protects drugs users from prosecution, Md. court says


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 ...

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Md. lawmakers seek to clarify ‘Good Samaritan Law’

Sen. William C. ‘Will’ Smith Jr., D-Montgomery, called the Court of Appeals’ decision to postpone until next month consideration of a proposed rule on bail reform ‘a little troubling … a little frustrating.’ Smith plans to be the Senate sponsor of a House bill to codify the proposed rule. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS –– A clarification to Maryland’s 2015 “Good Samaritan Law,” to protect the victim of a drug or alcohol overdose from criminal prosecution, passed the House and is making its way through the state Senate. The way the law is ...

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