ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – In Maryland news, the state Senate will vote on whether to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Legislation would replace criminal penalties for pot possession with a $100 civil fine. Also, the Maryland House is to vote on a measure toughening penalties for those caught drinking and driving with children in a car. The bill requires a person convicted of transporting a minor while DUI to participate in the state’s ignition interlock system program. Those convicted with a passenger under age 16 would have to use the device for six months.