Decriminalized? — Yes. Less than one ounce is punishable only by a fine of $500 to $1000, no criminal charges. However, if it is within 1000ft of a school, even if under an ounce, it is a Class C misdemeanor.
More than an ounce is a Class B felony, punishable by a maximum 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. If you are convicted of possessing more than an ounce of marijuana, and you have not been convicted of a drug offense before, you may ask for a “conditional discharge.” This means the judge will place you on probation for up to five years with the understanding that if you obey all the terms and conditions of your probation, the charges will be dismissed at the end of the probationary period. If the charges are dismissed, you may truthfully say that you were never convicted of that charge.
Delivery of less than five grams of marijuana for nothing in return is a violation punishable by a fine of $500 up to a maximum of $1000. Again, this is not considered a criminal conviction. Delivery of at least five grams but less than one ounce, for nothing in return, is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of one year in jail and a $,6250 fine.
Delivery of any amount of marijuana for payment or other consideration is a Class B felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
If you are over 17-years-old and deliver any amount of marijuana to a minor who is at least three years younger than you (whether or not you receive something for it), you have committed a Class A felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 20 years and a $375,000 fine.
Manufacturing marijuana is a Class A felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $375,000 fine.
Knowingly maintaining, visiting or even staying at a place where people are using, storing or selling marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $6,250 fine. However, if the amount of marijuana is one ounce or less, and it is just kept or used on the premises, this offense is a violation punishable only by a fine.
In addition to fines and jail sentences, your driver’s license could be suspended for delivery, manufacture or possession of any quantity of marijuana. If you used a vehicle (car or boat) to transport or hide any amount of marijuana over an ounce, the vehicle may be taken away. Also, your property can be taken away if you know that it is being used to store, sell or grow more than one ounce of marijuana. It also may be taken away if you bought it from marijuana sales.
Medical Program? — Yes.
A registered patient may also register a caregiver, and/or a designated grower who has the same protections as the patient ***except consuming the medicine***.
For each patient (including the caregiver, and/or grower) there is a limit of 6 mature plants (larger than 12 inches tall, or in diameter, or showing signs of flowering), 18 immature plants (less than 12 inches tall, or in diameter, showing no signs of flowering), and 24 dried ounces at any given time.
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