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