One legislator even managed showed his vintage by using the word “doobie”
Here’s the report
. Maryland decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana in 2013. Supporters of the paraphernalia bill say it was designed simply to be consistent with that change. The measure makes smoking marijuana in public a civil offense, punishable by a fine of up to $500.
To make her point in support of the bill, Del. Anne Kaiser likened marijuana and pot paraphernalia with Maryland blue crabs and Old Bay seasoning.
“Imagine that they were both illegal, and suddenly we allowed people to eat Maryland blue crabs, but we still kept the Old Bay illegal. It would be inconceivable,” Kaiser, D-Montgomery, said.
But Del. Herb McMillan said he thought it was wrong to make the law more lenient on smoking pot on the street than it is on drinking alcohol. McMillan said he didn’t believe a Maryland resident drinking beer on the street, whom he dubbed Bubba, should be treated worse than Jeff Spicoli, the often-stoned surfer character in the film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
“If this veto override is not sustained, then you’re going to have a situation where Bubba can go to jail, and Jeff Spicoli can take the piece of paper he was given by the police officer, make a doobie out of it and smoke it,” said McMillan, R-Anne Arundel.
PDF of aforesaid legislation being debated http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2016rs/statute_google/gcr/5-619.pdf