Is there a penalty for illegal marijuana possession?

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Possession of marijuana without ‘legal enrollment’ on the Medical Marijuana Use Registry may carry the following punishments:

Possession of Marijuana

  • Under 20 grams: 1st degree misdemeanor; up to 1 year jail , fine
  • Over 20 grams to 25 lbs or under 300 plants: up to 5 years jail, fine
  • In excess of 25 lbs. is trafficking (1st degree felony – up to thirty years in prison, thirty years in probation, and a $10,000 fine)

Selling Marijuana

  • 3rd degree felony – up to five years in prison, five years in probation, and a $5,000 fine
  • less than 20 g. – 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Subsequent offense: 15 yrs.

Trafficking Marijuana

  • 25-2000 lbs.: mandatory $25,000 and 3 yrs.;
  • 2000-10,000 lbs.: mandatory $50,000 and 7 yrs.;
  • Over 10,000 lbs.: 15 yrs. and mandatory $200,000