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Medical Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana

It is illegal to knowingly have marijuana in your possession unless legally authorized for medical purposes.

Possession of concentrated cannabis can be either a felony or misdemeanor. Penalty: Of up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $ 500.00.

Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Penalty: Fine up to $100.00 no jail or probation required. Generally, a citation is issued to appear in court.

Possession of over one ounce of marijuana. Penalty: Maximum sentence is up to 6 months in County Jail and/or fine up to $ 500.00

Cultivation Of Marijuana
Anyone who plants, cultivates, harvests, dries or processes marijuana, unless legally authorized for medicinal purposes, is guilty of a felony, regardless of the amount.

Penalty: The maximum sentence up to three years in state prison.

Possession With Intent To Sell Marijuana
It illegal to sell, furnish, give away; or attempt to give away any marijuana unless legally authorized for medicinal purposes. Possession with the intent to sell is a non reducible felony. “Sale” is the exchange of marijuana for cash, services, favors or other benefits.

Penalty: The maximum sentence is up to three years in state prison.

Transportation Of Marijuana
It is illegal to transport into the state, sell, furnish, give away; or attempt to give away any marijuana. Transportation of over one ounce is a felony. Penalty: The maximum sentence is up to four years in state prison. Transportation of less than one ounce is a misdemeanor. Penalty: fine up to $100.00.

If you or a love is charged with a drug related offense, know your legal rights.
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