Although legalizing the recreational use of marijuana throughout the United
States has been gaining ground during the past decade, not all states
are on board. In Florida, cannabis still remains illegal unless it is
used for medical purposes.
In 2016, Amendment 2 (a.k.a. Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative)
was passed by voters, making individuals with specific debilitating diseases
or health conditions eligible for prescription of medicinal cannabis by
a licensed doctor. Health conditions include cancer, arthritis, epilepsy,
anorexia, glaucoma, PTSD, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s, multiple
sclerosis (MS), and HIV/AIDS.
Unless you have a valid prescription, possessing and consuming pot in Florida
is considered a criminal offense. Anyone who possesses under 20 grams
of cannabis can be charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by a jail sentence
of up to one year and a maximum fine of $1,000. Possession of more than
20 grams, but less than 25 pounds or 300 plants, is a felony which carries
a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $5,000.
Recreational marijuana has been legalized in the following states:
- Washington D.C.
If you have been arrested for marijuana possession in Daytona Beach, our
experienced legal team at the
Law Offices of Robert Stepniak committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and future. While facing
time in jail or prison can derail your life, having a drug conviction
on your criminal record can make it difficult to find employment, apply
to higher education institutions, or take advantage of other opportunities
For more information,
contact us and schedule a free consultation today.