Does drug paraphernalia carry a jail sentence?
— Tony A. Federal law criminalizes the sale, interstate transport and import or export of drug paraphernalia, but not its possession or use. The federal penalty for selling or offering to sell drug paraphernalia (or using the mails or other means of interstate commerce to transport it, or importing or exporting paraphernalia) is up to three years in prison and a fine. The paraphernalia may also be seized and forfeited. laws also penalize the possession, use and sale of drug paraphernalia, but each state provides its own definition of drug paraphernalia, list of prohibited acts, and penalties. Maryland, where you are from, criminalizes use, possession and sale of drug paraphernalia, as well as advertising it for sale or delivery. In general, drug paraphernalia refers to equipment, product, or material primarily intended or designed for use in the cultivation, manufacture or ingestion of controlled substances. Basically, the law prohibits you from using (or possessing with the intent to
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