On November 2, 2010 marijuana use for medical purposes was approved. This means that criminal penalties do not apply to patients who have "written certification" by a physician to use marijuana if diagnose with certain medical conditions. For some, this can be a gateway for a new business and for others, it legalizes their medical marijuana consumption. However, adopting these new laws can come with consequences including the improper use of marijuana which is considered a felony offense. Let's look more at the consequences of marijuana use in the state of Arizona.
Possession- If you are caught with less then 2lbs you could face misdemeanor or felony charges (with intent to distribute) of between 6 months - 1.5 years incarceration and $750-$150,000 fine. Possession of 2- 4lbs increases the jail sentence to 9 months - 2 years with the same fine. Possession of 4lbs or more is a felony punishable by 1.5 - 3 years in jail and a hefty fine.
Cultivation - Cultivation of less than 2lbs is a misdemeanor or felony, punishable by 9 months to 2 years in jail and a $750-$150,000 fine. 2-4lbs is a felony punishable by 1.5 - 3 years and $750 - $150,000 fine. If cultivating more than 4lbs you could face in addition to the fine, up to 7 years in jail.
Distribution - Distributing less than 2lbs is a felony, punishable by 2.5-7 years in prison and a $750-$150,000 fine. More than 2lbs can yield 4-10 years in prison and fine between $750-$150,000.
Though marijuana has been heavily decriminalized recently in the state, it is still considered a felony to open a medical marijuana dispensary.
Since probation eligibility is possible for first time and some second time offenders, drug treatment or education may be an option for you. Online Drug Class offers our drug education classes on the internet so you can access them from your own home.
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