Relocating or traveling to another state? It helps to know the marijuana laws of the land. This post from Rockin420 profiles the 5 worst states for cannabis users.
Although 29 States (as of 2017) have some type of weed legalization, 9 of these being for medical and recreational use, not all states are so cannabis friendly. If you don’t want to be without your cannabis in your new location, here are some state that you will want to avoid:
The first charge of less than 450 grams is a misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and max fine of $2,500.
Second offense is a Severity Level 5 drug felony. Sentencing depends on your prior criminal history. Jail time can be from 10 months for no prior or minimal record. Up to 42 months for 3 or more previous felonies and a fine for up to $100,000. 25 grams or less is a level 4 felony, 25 to 450 level 3 felony, 450 to 30 kilograms level 2 and 30 kilos or more is a level 1 felony. Levels will be bumped up if you are on or within 1,000 feet of any school property.
Getting caught with any amount of the plant in this state is a misdemeanor. You may spend up to 1 year in prison and up to a $2,000 fine. Just using marijuana can get you up to 90 days in jail and a $100 fine. If you are in a public park, your looking at 2 years and a $2,000 fine. Sales or cultivativating is a felony, with a 4-15 years imprisonment term and fines from $20,000-$10,000,000.
(Medical cannabis is for serious and terminal patients.)
Here are some of the strictest marijuana laws in the US. First offense is a misdemeanor with penalty of up to 1 year in jail or a $10,000 fine. Get caught again and you are a felon, with 2-10 years lock up and a fine not to exceed $25,000. If you are with 1000 of a school or a child under the age of 12, the penalties double, do it again and it triples.
Paraphernalia can get you a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. A second offense can land you 2-10 years in prison. You can be sentenced to life in prison for possession. As of 2011, you can be imprisoned for life for having a grinder, possession or making of hashish or brownies.
Getting caught with half an ounce weed is a misdemeanor, but getting caught 3 times is a felony charge, with up to 6 years in prison. First time offenders can complete one year supervised probation instead of one year incarcerated.
Over 1/2 ounce is automatic felony charges.
(CBD oil only for severe conditions, including epilepsy.)
Getting caught the first time is a misdemeanor with a fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 6 months. Second time, you are looking at a Class 1 felony and up to $10,000 fine with up to 3.5 years behind bars. If you have or are going to be using any kind of parahernalia it can cost you 30 days of incarceration and a max fine of $500.
(CBD oil is for a very limited conditions and under tight control.)