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Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro to Introduce Resolution on Marijuana Decriminalization State and Montgomery County Leaders, Advocates to Show Support for Rational Drug Laws on Tuesday, June 17
  • Release ID: 14-172
  • Release Date: 6/12/2014
  • Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
  • From: Council Office

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, along with Council President Craig Rice and Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Cherri Branson, Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen and Hans Riemer, plan to introduce a resolution at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, declaring the sense of the County Council is that possession of small amounts of marijuana and paraphernalia by adults should be among the County’s lowest law enforcement priorities.

Following the morning portion of the Council’s weekly general session at which the resolution will be introduced, Councilmembers will be joined by state legislators and advocates to detail the resolution. The news event will be held at 12 noon at the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.

The resolution also calls on Maryland State leaders in Annapolis to decriminalize the possession of marijuana paraphernalia to the same degree that the drug itself is decriminalized.

The resolution is posted on the Council’s web site at:

Details for the news event:
When: Tuesday, June 17. 12 noon.
Where: Third Floor Conference Room

Stella B. Werner Council Office Building
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

Parking: Available beneath the building in a public garage next to the Council Office Building. Garage entrance is at the corner of East Jefferson Street and Monroe Street.

For more information: 240-777-7968.

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