Laws, Limits and Penalties
|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|
|More than 30g||Felony||2.5 - 5 years||$ 15,000|
|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.|
|Any number of plants||Felony||2.5 - 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||2.5 - 5 years||$ 15,000|
|Penalties listed are for hashish. (Concentrates are not further defined.)|
|Penalties for selling or trafficking hashish are the same as the trafficking penalties for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.|
|Possession or sale of paraphernalia||Misdemeanor||6 - 12 mos||$ 2,500|
|To a minor at least 3 years younger||Misdemeanor||2 year||$ 5,000|
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 local jurisdictions that have enacted municipal laws or resolutions either fully or partially decriminalizing minor cannabis possession offenses.
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 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.