United States Marijuana Laws

This guide does not list penalties for every marijuana offense nor every enhanced sentence such as possessing marijuana near a school, involving a minor, and automatic driver’s or professional license suspension. Your state may require an enhanced sentence even if the enhancement is not in the guide.

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The above info is provided by Bee-High.com

This is only a guide and some of the information may be outdated.
Make sure to consult an attorney to protect your rights.

Unless otherwise specified, please assume that listed penalties apply only to first convictions. Prior convictions often place a defendant in a higher penalty range, and convictions while on probation for a previous offense may result in revocation of probation.

Except where indicated otherwise, a listed fine is the maximum fine for the conviction and the minimum fine is zero.

“Possession” usually means “possessing marijuana only for personal use”. If the government accuses you of possessing marijuana for other reasons, the accompanying penalties will probably exceed those for possessing marijuana for personal use. Possessing large amounts of marijuana frequently results in more serious charges of “possession with intent to distribute” , “trafficking”, and/or “sale”.

Many factors contribute to a defendant’s sentence. Factors include level of involvement in the prohibited conduct, location, age, presence or absence of minors, use or presence of weapons, conduct for which a person has been acquitted, and many other things.

If you are in trouble, please know your rights and hire an attorney.

Warning: The information contained in this report is for informational purposes only. Individuals are encouraged to confirm their state’s laws before engaging in any particular behavior, or before going to court without a lawyer.

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