Possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana is a citable
offense only, with a fine of $100. Possession of 100
grams or more is punishable by a fine of up to $250. For
possession of 200 grams or more, the penalty increases to a
possible sentence of 6 months - one year in jail. Possession
of 1,000 grams or more is punishable by 1 - 5 years in prison.
Any possession of less than 5,000 grams does not carry the
presumption of prison, which leaves available the possibility
of probation. Possession of 5,000 grams of marijuana or more
is punishable by 1 - 5 years in prison. For any amount or
20,000 grams or more the penalty increases to a mandatory
minimum sentence of eight years in prison.
Delivery of 20 grams or less, for no remuneration, is
considered possession and is punished with a fine of $100.
Sale or distribution of less than 200 grams carries a penalty
of 6 - 18 months in jail. Sale or distribution of 200 grams or
more is punishable by 1 - 5 years in prison. Sale or
distribution of 600 grams or greater carries a mandatory
minimum sentence of six months and a possible 2 - 8 year
Sale to minors, sale within 1,000 feet of a school, sale
within 100 feet of a juvenile, and previous felony drug
convictions all increase the penalty for the sale or
distribution of marijuana.
Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 30 days
in jail and sale of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 90
days in jail.
For all drug convictions, including minor misdemeanors, the
offender's driver's license is also suspended for a period of
6 months - 5 years. Professional licenses are also