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The “Decriminalization” of Marijuana

| Oct 27, 2014 | marijuana

Marijuana: While Colorado and Washington State have legalized medical and recreational use of marijuana many others have solely legalized medical marijuana twenty three or (including but not limited to: California, Nevada, Arizona, and Illinois). This November, Alaska, Oregon, Washington D.C. Guam, and our home state, Florida, will head to the polls and vote whether we should follow suit and legalize marijuana for medical use.

Some states have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana all together. In Maryland, Ohio, and the District of Columbia officials have decriminalized the possession of 10 grams of marijuana.

The possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense in these states it is a civil penalty (imagine getting a seatbelt or speeding ticket). While this sounds like a win-win situation, it is not. If you are caught possessing paraphernalia (i.e. pipe, bong, etc) you will be charged criminally.

So while you can walk around with 10 grams or less of marijuana you may not be in possession of a mechanism to smoke that 10 grams or less. This sounds rather silly, but it is the law in the states where marijuana has been decriminalized. Not sure that the lawmakers took this into consideration while making it legal to possess 10 grams of marijuana or less.

Good People Do Vote Yes on Amendment 2, but if you decided not to wait for Amendment 2 to pass and have been charged with a Marijuana Drug Crime, DUI, or any other felony or misdemeanor call us at Scott T. Moorey, Attorneys-At-Law. We’re here for you 24/7. Schedule your free initial legal consultation and meet with either Scott Moorey or Lance Dunford, both skilled criminal defense attorneys with Fort Myers roots.

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