With the entire nation pushing towards the legalization of marijuana, many throughout Ohio are left wondering: How much marijuana is considered to be a legal amount?
The answer can be simple, but there are also changes in the works that will alter the way in which the law views marijuana possession and use. Before you get arrested, however, you should know more about these laws, including how much marijuana is legal in the state, what’s to come, and your legal options moving forward after an arrest.
Legality of Marijuana In Ohio
There has been recent push to legalize the use of medicinal marijuana in the state of Ohio and there was hopes that the program would be ready by September of 2018. However, there have been setbacks regarding this and it’s unlikely to happen.
For individuals interested in the use of marijuana, you should know that Ohio still considers the recreational use highly illegal and possession can still be cause for an arrest and subsequent charge of a misdemeanor or felony, depending on various factors involved.
The medicinal marijuana program is still in the works, but the set date for launch is still unknown.
An arrest can lead to serious consequences depending on the amount of marijuana in your possession. Under 100 grams may result in a minor misdemeanor and $150 fine. However, the more you possess, the longer the prison sentence and the higher the fine, reaching up to 10 years and $20,000 with aggravating factors involved.
If you have been wrongfully arrested for possession of marijuana or any similar drug crime, you deserve to have your rights defended. Our Columbus drug crime attorneys recognize the various defenses available to you and know what is necessary to guide you through this process.
The Meranda Law Firm LTD boasts years of experience defending the rights of individuals like you who may have been wrongfully accused of a crime they didn’t commit. As such, we take care of these matters with the highest possible care and attention in order to give you peace of mind.
Call us at (614) 707-4239 today and we’ll discuss your rights and options moving forward.