Florida Marijuana Laws
Unlike other states, Florida has yet to embrace any form of marijuana legalization. Possession of small amounts of marijuana is a crime in the Sunshine State, albeit having less than 20 grams on you is a misdemeanor. While the option of drug diversion programs may be available for some first-time offenders with no criminal history, it's still a criminal offense.
Learn more about Florida marijuana laws in the table below. See Details on State Marijuana Laws for more general information.
|Code Section||893.13, et seq.|
|Possession||3rd degree felony; Under 20 g.: 1st degree misdemeanor; In excess of 25 lbs. is trafficking (1st degree felony)|
|Sale||3rd degree felony, unless less than 20 g. for no consideration, then 1st degree misdemeanor: penalty as in §§775.082, 083, 084; Subsequent offense: 10 yrs.|
|Trafficking||All sentencing done pursuant to sentencing guidelines: 25-2000 lbs.: mandatory $25,000 and 3 yrs.; 2000-10,000 lbs.: mandatory $50,000 and 7 yrs.; Over 10,000 lbs.: 15 yrs. and mandatory $200,000|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Florida criminal defense attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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