Medicinal marijuana is legal in Ohio, but the recreational use of marijuana is still illegal and could result in criminal penalties. While many medicinal marijuana users benefit from weed, it’s not legal to share or sell medical marijuana to others. In fact, selling one’s medicinal marijuana could result in strict penalties for the accused.
Selling Personal Medicinal Marijuana
If someone is caught selling his or her personal amounts of medicinal marijuana, he or she could face felony charges.
Penalties for selling medicinal marijuana include:
- Up to more than a year in prison; or
- A fine of up to $2,500; or
- Both the fine and prison term.
However, suppose someone with medicinal marijuana wants to share it with friends and gets caught in the process; will the accused get in trouble?
If someone with medicinal marijuana gifts it to another, it’s a misdemeanor offense that could result in the following penalties:
- A fine of up to $150 for a first offense;
- A fine of up to $500 and up to 60 days in jail for a second offense.
In addition to the penalties mentioned above, you could lose your access to medicinal marijuana if you are sharing or selling it to others.
As you can see if you have access to medicinal marijuana, it’s best to keep it to yourself. However, if you are accused of selling or sharing medicinal marijuana with friends, you should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney for your pending criminal case.
Have you been accused of selling or sharing medicinal marijuana? Call (614) 707-4239 now for a free consultation for your case.