Pennsylvania

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
30g or less Misdemeanor 30 days $ 500
More than 30g Misdemeanor 1 year $ 5,000
First possession conviction is eligible for conditional release. Subsequent conviction can lead to a doubled penalty.
Sale or Distribution
30g or less for no remuneration Misdemeanor 30 days $ 500
2 - 10 lbs Felony 1 year $ 5,000
10 - 50 lbs Felony 3 years $ 25,000
Less than 1000 lbs Felony 3 years $ 25,000
More than 1000 lbs Felony 10 years $ 100,000
Within 1000 ft of a school or within 250 ft of recreational playground punishable by 2-4 years in prison.
To a minor, or after a previous drug conviction, brings doubled penalties.
Courts are authorized to increase the maximum fine to exhaust all proceeds from drug sales.
Cultivation
Any number of plants Felony 1 - 5 years $ 15,000
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of 8 g or less Misdemeanor 30 days $ 500
Possession of more than 8 g Misdemeanor 1 year $ 5,000
Manufacture Felony 5 years $ 15,000
Penalties for selling or trafficking hashish or concentrates are the same as the trafficking penalties for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.
Paraphernalia
Possession or sale of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,500
To a minor at least 3 years younger Misdemeanor 2 year $ 5,000
Miscellaneous
Suspension of driving privileges upon receiving a conviction of any offense involving the possession, sale, and delivery of any controlled substance.

Details

Conditional Release

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.

Drugged Driving

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.

Hemp

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. .

Medical Marijuana

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.