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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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