Synthetic marijuana use continues to increase in Maryland and throughout the United States. Synthetic marijuana has become so popular that the National Institute on Drug Abuse said it is the second-most common illegal drug used by high school seniors.
For many Maryland residents, the borders with Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia may not mean much, but for criminal courts, traveling with drugs across a border could make a relatively minor drug crime into something much more serious. If someone is convicted of a felony drug charge in Maryland, it is possible that he or she could face years in prison and large fines. In some cases, it is impossible to avoid prison time because of mandatory minimum prison sentences, making it extremely important to work with a criminal defense attorney as soon as someone is charged with a felony drug crime.