Criminal Charges

Believe it or not, there are definite criminal charges that come with marijuana. The charges are not strictly for people who smoke it, but also for those who grow and sale marijuana. The criminal charges for marijuana can range from a minor felony to a pretty big felony. The law is the law and according to it, these are the criminal charges people can face if caught using, growing or selling marijuana

Possession of marijuana:

 Offense  Penalty Incarceration Maximum Fine
Any amount (first offense)
Misdemeanor
1 year
$1,000
 Any amount (second offense)
 Misdemeanor  15 days
 $2,500
 Any amount (third offense)
 Misdemeanor or felony
 90 - 3 years
 $5,000

Selling marijuana:

 Offense  Penalty  Incarceration  Maximum Fine
 Less than 50 kilograms
 Felony  5 years
 $250,000
 50-99 kilograms
 Felony  20 years
 $1,000,000
 100-999 kilograms
 Felony  5-40 years
 $500,000
 1,000 kilograms or more
 Felony  10 years - life
 $1,000,000

Cultivating marijuana:

 Offense  Penalty  Incarceration Maximum Fine
 Less than 50 plants
 Felony  5 years
 $250,000
 50-99 plants
 Felony  20 years
 $1,000,000
 100-999 plants
 Felony  5 - 40 years
 $500,000
 1,000 plants or more
 Felony  10 years - life
 $1,000,000

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