Laws, Limits and Penalties
|Less than 2 lbs||Felony||4 months - 2 years||$ 150,000|
|2 - less than 4 lbs||Felony||6 months - 2.5 years||$ 150,000|
|4 lbs or more||Felony||1 - 3.75 years||$ 150,000|
|Less than 2 lbs||Felony||1 - 3.75 years||$ 150,000|
|2 - 4 lbs||Felony||2 - 8.75 years||$ 150,000|
|More than 4 lbs||Felony||3 - 12.5 years||$ 150,000|
|Less than 2 lbs||Felony||6 months - 2.5 years||$ 150,000|
|2 - 4 lbs||Felony||1 - 3.75 years||$ 150,000|
|More than 4 lbs||Felony||2 - 8.75 years||$ 150,000|
|Less than 2 lbs||Felony||2 - 8.75 years||$ 150,000|
|2 lbs or more||Felony||3 - 12.5 years||$ 150,000|
|Hash & Concentrates|
|Possession or Use||Felony||1 - 3.75 years||$ 150,000|
|Manufacture, Sale, or Trafficking||Felony||3 - 12.5 years||$ 150,000|
|Possession or advertising of paraphernalia||Felony||4 months - 2 years||$ 150,000|
|Employing a minor in the commission of a drug offense, being convicted of a prior felony, or committing a drug offense in a school zone, lead to an increased sentence.|
The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.
This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.
This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective. For more information see: Medical Use.