Laws, Limits and Penalties
|2.5 oz or less||No penalty||None||$ 0|
|More than 2.5 - 8 oz||Crime||6 months||$ 1,000|
|More than 8 oz - 1 lb||Crime||1 year||$ 2,000|
|More than 1 - 20 lbs||Crime||5 years||$ 5,000|
|More than 20 lbs||Crime||10 years||$ 20,000|
|Public use of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable by a $100 fine.|
|Possession of a "usable amount" with proof of a physician's recommendation is not punishable.|
|Sale or Distribution|
|1 lb or less||Crime||1 year||$ 2,000|
|More than 1 – less than 20 lbs||Crime||5 years||$ 5,000|
|20 lbs or more||Crime||10 years||$ 20,000|
|To a minor or within 1000 feet of a school or school bus||Crime||5 years||$ 5,000|
|3 plants or less||No penalty||None||$ 0|
|More than 3 - less than 100 plants||Crime||1 year||$ 2,000|
|100 - less than 500 plants||Crime||5 years||$ 5,000|
|500 plants or more||Crime||10 years||$ 20,000|
|Hash & Concentrates|
|Up to 5 g||No penalty||None||$ 0|
|More than 5 g||Crime||1 year||$ 2,000|
|Trafficking||Crime||5 years||$ 5,000|
|Trafficking (prior conviction, use of minor, other)||Crime||10 years||$ 20,000|
|Possession of paraphernalia||No penalty||None||$ 0|
|Sale of paraphernalia||Crime||6 months||$ 1,000|
|Sale to a minor younger than 16 years of age||Crime||1 year||$ 2,000|
|Driver's license restriction will be imposed for aggravated furnishing any amount of pot or hash.|
Every state criminalizes driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Some jurisdictions also impose additional per se laws. 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. Read further information about cannabinoids and their impact on psychomotor performance. Additional information regarding cannabinoids and proposed per se limits is available online.
This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .
This state has legalized marijuana for personal use.
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.