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 Mississippi Marijuana Law
Decriminalized * Details 
  Incarceration Fine 
Possession
30 g or less (first offense) misdemeanor (summons only, no arrest) none $100 - $250
30 to 250 g felony 3 years $3,000
250 to 500 g felony 2 - 8 years $50,000
500 g to 5 kg felony 6 - 24 years $500,000
5 kg or more felony 10 - 30 years $1,000,000
30g or less within a motor vehicle (except trunk) misdemeanor 90 days $1,000
Sale
Less than 1 oz felony 3 years $3,000
1 oz to 1 kg felony
20 years
$30,000
1 kg to 10 lbs felony
30 years
$5,000 - $1,000,000
More than 10 lbs felony life without parole variable
To a minor felony double penalty double penalty
Within 1,500 feet of school, church and other specified areas felony double penalty double penalty
Miscellaneous (paraphernalia, license suspensions, drug tax stamps, etc...)
Second and subsequent offenses double first offense penalties.
Any conviction causes driver's license suspension for 6 months.
Possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and up to six months in jail.  However, a paraphernalia charge may not be brought if the person is also charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

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Details

Possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana is punishable by a fine of $100 - $250 for the first offense. For possession of greater than 30 grams the penalty increases to a fine of up to $3,000 and up to three years in prison. The penalty for possession of 250 grams or more is 2 - 8 years in prison and a fine up to $50,000. For possession of 500 grams or more the penalty is 6 - 24 years in prison and a fine up to $500,000. For possession of 5 kilograms or greater the penalty is 10 -30 years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000. There are additional penalties for possession in any part of a motor vehicle except the trunk.

Sale or delivery of less than one ounce is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine up to $3,000. Sale of one ounce or more is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $30,000. For sale of one kilogram or more the penalty is up to 30 years in prison and a fine of $5,000 - $1,000,000. For sale of more than 10 pounds, the penalty is life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Sale to a minor doubles the penalty. Sale within 1,500 feet of the buildings of a school, church, public park, ballpark, gymnasium, youth center, or movie theater also doubles the penalties available.

Possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana in the passenger compartment of a car is a misdemeanor with a fine of no more than $1000 and no more than 90 days in county jail.

For second or subsequent offenses of over 30 grams of marijuana the penalty increases to twice the amount available to first offenders.  A second conviction within two years for possession of 30 grams or less carries a fine of $250 and not less than 5 or more than 60 days in county jail.

For drug convictions, the offender's driver's license is suspended for six months.

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Decriminalization: The state has decriminalized marijuana to some degree. Typically, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal consumption. The conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation.

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