State law prohibits the sale, possession, or use of alcohol or controlled substances and encourages districts to refer students to treatment or offer â€œsafe harborâ€ immunity from disciplinary action when students seek help for substance use disorders.
Code of Maryland Regulations 13A.08.01.08 Substance Use or Distribution.
B. Tobacco. Students are prohibited from possessing or using tobacco in any form on the school premises.
Maryland Code 7-412. Preservation of rights of student seeking to overcome drug abuse
(a) Inadmissibility of statement of student. -- If a student seeks information to overcome any form of drug abuse, as defined in § 8-101 of the Health - General Article, from a teacher, counselor, principal, or other professional educator employed by an educational institution that has received a certificate of approval under § 2-206 of this article, a statement, whether oral or written, made by the student or an observation or conclusion derived from the statement is not admissible against the student in any proceeding.
(b) Rules and regulations may not require disclosure. -- A rule, regulation, or order may not require disclosure of any report, statement, observation, conclusion, or other information that has been assembled or obtained by an educator through this contact.