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
§ 5-709. Distribution of inhalant and instruction on inhaling

  • (a) "Distribute" defined. -- In this section, "distribute" includes actual, constructive, or attempted transfer, exchange, or delivery, regardless of remuneration or agency relationship.

  • (b) Prohibited -- Distribution of inhalants. -- A person may not distribute or possess with intent to distribute to another a substance listed in § 5-708 of this subtitle:

    • (1) with the intent to induce unlawful inhaling of the substance; or

    • (2) with the knowledge that the other will unlawfully inhale the substance.

  • (c) Prohibited -- Instruction on inhaling. -- A person may not:

    • (1) instruct another in the practice of inhaling or smelling that is prohibited under § 5-708(b) of this subtitle; or

    • (2) distribute a butane canister to a minor.

  • (d) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 18 months or a fine not exceeding $ 1,000 or both.

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