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Which States Have The Worst Marijuana Laws?


national cannabis coalitionI have lived my entire life in Oregon which is a very progressive state when it comes to marijuana laws. We were the first to decriminalize, the second to legalize medical marijuana, and our medical marijuana limits are some of the highest in the nation. The mood towards marijuana, for the most part, is not that bad compared to other parts of the nation.

Compare that to states that do not have decriminalized marijuana laws, and do not have medical marijuana programs. There are some states out there that are very harsh when it comes to marijuana. Their laws have been ruining lives for decades. These are the states that need reform the most, but sadly, they are the states that are likely to see these failed laws stay on the books the longest.

Below is a list of some of the harshest states in the nation. I put them in alphabetical order, so it’s not a top to bottom ranking. It’s my hope that I will be able to update this list someday because these laws will be reformed and be removed from the books:


Sale of a controlled substance in Alabama is a Class B felony punishable with a minimum sentence of 2 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years, along with a maximum fine of $30,000.


Distributing or cultivating 1 oz to 10lbs is a felony, punishable by 4-10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.


Under the influence of marijuana in public is a misdemeanor, punishable by 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Distributing or cultivating less than 1 lb (24 plants) is a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Distributing or manufacturing paraphernalia is a felony, punishable by 9 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.


Distributing or cultivating 50kg or less is a felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $7,500.


Cultivation of 5 plants is punishable by 12-17 years in prison.


Distribution or cultivation of any amount requires a mandatory 5 year sentence, up to 30 years.

South Dakota

A positive urine test in South Dakota is considered the same as possession of less than 2 oz, Possession of 2 oz or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.


Cultivation of any amount is a felony, punishable by 5-30 years in prison, with a $10,000 fine.


Being under the influence of marijuana in public is a misdemeanor, punishable by 90 days in jail and a $100 fine.


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  • enjightend 420

    Texas is full of steers and sheep. Hey , that doesn’t rhyme.

  • enjightend 420

    If you look into these states history, they have prison for profit programs or privately ran prisons that lobby the state to keep the customers coming and the sentences outrages. Don’t ever get caught in these back assward states.

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    hook me up I want to sample that shit

  • FloridaGators

    I got a dank connect in California he’s legit he’ll prove it to you give him a shot you will be surprised how good his herb is firecalibud@live.com

  • Brushpile

    Keeping Children from haveing debilitating seazers (?) HOW MUCH MORE SHOULD IT TAKE ? For THEM to wake the fug up ! ooooh !
    I just get so steemed about it !

  • Brushpile

    I wish !
    STUCK in the stone age Iowa & Chuck Grassly the cave man !
    We will most likely be last ? AND WE !!! KNOW HOW TO GROW HERE TOO!

  • Keifus

    Surprised that Florida isn’t on the list..

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  • Brushpile

    Just how is it that Our Federal Government can with hold something as harmless Yet Proven Beneficial as a Herbal remedy that cant kill you but make pain and discomfort more tolerable IN PLACE OF HARMFUL DEADLY DRUGS THAT ARE PROVEN KILLERS AND ARE VERY ADDICTIVE !

    It just is wrong to keep some thing so good from so many to stop people from using something that cant harm anyone and in the end they use other things that are much more deadly and addictive ? WTF ?

    The way I see it our laws are outdated and absurd and are making the U.S. Look like fools governed by fools !

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    You’re stubborn. I like that. :D

  • Uncle Arthur


  • Uncle Arthur

    Sorry Indo, I’m not one to suffer fools graciously but appreciate your opinion just the same.

  • Uncle Arthur

    Thank you for reply. But please note I don’t suffer assholes like you graciously. Now kindly fuck off!

  • David_Rogers_Hunt

    I would imagine you (juardo420) are either white, or at least, not a minority. The enforcement of Drug laws is very discriminatory in America. I am white, and I’ve seen minorities lives made into living hells for getting caught doing the same things cops have given me a pass on.

  • TC

    Polk County Florida, worste single county ever to get arrested, if convicted of posession even if a misdemeanor 2 years drivers liscence sispension aa meetings drug test and community service are mandatory for atleast a year which is probation and thats if its just weed no pariphinalia or any other charge or you can choose to take the time and they will likely be a dick cuz its less money coming to the county

  • TruthBlazer

    Wisconsin, 2nd offense can be a felony?!! That’s pretty bad.

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  • indigojoe7

    stooping to this level doesn’t really warrant a response…..let’s keep it civil please!

  • indigojoe7

    cannabis/ hemp is a plant given to us by God…..the medical results alone should be enough to overturn the unjust, racist & greed driven prohibition! alcohol prohibition lasted 14 years…..”marijuana” prohibition has been tearing apart families & ruining lives for 75 years & counting! i not only question your motivation behind your comment but if it’s sincere i deplore your ignorance!

  • The truth

    Maybe it’s your douchebag posts assface!

  • dave

    In Indiana I have served a total of 6 years at different times for simple possession