2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 5 - Controlled Dangerous Substances, Prescriptions, and Other Substances
Subtitle 7 - Prescription Drugs and Other Substances
Part II - Other Substances
§ 5-708. Inhalant

  • (a) Scope of section. --

    • (1) This section applies to fingernail polish, model airplane glue, or any other substance that causes intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction, or dulling of the brain or nervous system when smelled or inhaled.

    • (2) This section does not apply to:

      • (i) the inhalation of anaesthesia for medical or dental purposes; or

      • (ii) controlled dangerous substances.

  • (b) Prohibited. --

    • (1) A person may not deliberately smell or inhale a substance listed in paragraph (2) of this subsection in an amount that causes intoxication, excitement, stupefaction, or dulling of the brain or nervous system.

    • (2) This section applies to a drug or any other noxious substance or chemical that contains:

      • (i) an aldehyde;

      • (ii) butane;

      • (iii) butyl nitrite;

      • (iv) a chlorinated hydrocarbon;

      • (v) ether;

      • (vi) a fluorinated hydrocarbon;

      • (vii) a ketone;

      • (viii) methyl benzene;

      • (ix) nitrous oxide;

      • (x) an organic acetate; or

      • (xi) another substance containing solvents releasing toxic vapors.

  • (c) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $ 500 or both.

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