Edgewood, MD, Maryland
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2
Legislation: The state of Maryland has medical marijuana laws enacted.
Possession or use of any amount of marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
For any second or subsequent conviction, the sentence may double from that for a first offense.
Law Enforcement: Police within Baltimore City are too busy with real crime to worry about pot. In my experience those caught with a small stash (under an oz.) within the city limits usually are let off scot-free, and often the officer doesn’t even bother confiscating the weed. Those caught with a large amount or who are caught dealing are often arrested.
The outlying suburbs in Howard, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford, and Baltimore Counties have their own police forces, and are less likely to tolerate any drug use. Also, not found in the city but around the suburbs, the Maryland State Police have a reputation for zero tolerance on drugs. If you are caught with pot, you will be arrested. But as long as you don’t advertize your weed smoking and use good judgement, you should be fine.
another reporter added: “Maryland is one of the strictest states in the country. It has a medical marijuana defense (used in court) but it is not on par with the laws of any of the other 10+ medical marijuana states. ” Maryland’s legislature passed a medical marijuana affirmative defense law in 2003. This law requires the court to consider a defendant’s use of medical marijuana to be a mitigating factor in marijuana-related state prosecution. If the patient, post-arrest, successfully makes the case at trial that his or her use of marijuana is one of medical necessity, then the maximum penalty allowed by law would be a $100 fine.” Source: http://www.norml.com/index.cfm?Group_ID=4542&wtm_view=medical”
Law enforcement: Edgewoood doesn’t have a police department. They are under the Harford County Sheriffs Department and boy are these guys jerks. If your going to get pulled over with stuff on you, this isn’t the place to do it.
The sheriffs have a bad attitude towards everything and are very rude. I can honestly say all the ones I have came in contact with were and that would probably be around 5 or 6 incidents. If they pull you over for anything they always ask to search you and your car. They have never looked in my trunk but have always searched me and my backseats and floors. I wouldn’t want to get caught around here.
Where to buy marijuana: Your best bet is to try up around the Edgewater Shopping center located on Pulaski Highway (route 40). The housing developments behind it are filled with drugs and gang violence. There is a gas station in the shopping center that sells a lot of different bowls, pipes, bubblers, etc. They sell everything type of blunt you can think of. Dutches, Games, White Owls, Phillys, and Wraps. A lot of drug dealers hang out around the gas stations.
Most people that smoke should know the type of person to talk to. I scored some decent stuff around there a few times.
Some other good places are down on Edgewood Road towards the school and the library. A lot of shady characters hang out around there that may be able to help you out.
One more thing. Watch out for people trying to burn you or rip you off. There is a lot of crack cocaine and cocaine in there area and a lot of fiends who might be trying to burn you. Watch your back.
Marijuana prices: There isn’t really any shwagg or commericial around here. You can get your mids for 10 a gram, 3 grams for 25, 1/4 for 45, 1/2 for 65, and an Onion for 110-135. If people try to go high then that for midis, they are ripping you off. You can always find someone better.
KB is usually 20 a gram or 50 an 1/8 but i’ve seen an 1/8 as low as 45.
Marijuana brands: midis, kb, and of course some better stuff pops up every once in a while.