Florida’s (Current) Marijuana Law

 

Florida's Marijuana Law

Below are the summary details of Florida’s current marijuana law, as of March 2014.

Decriminalized? — No.

Medical Program? — No.

Possession of 20 grams or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Possession of more than 20 grams is a felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Possession of 25 or more plants is a felony punishable by 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Distribution or cultivation of 20 grams or less is a misdemeanor punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Distribution or cultivation of 25lbs or less is a felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Distribution or cultivation of 25 to 2,000lbs (or 2,000 plants) is a felony, punishable by a minimum sentence of 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. This is in addition to federal penalties.

Distribution or cultivation of 2,000 to 10,000lbs (or 10,000 plants) is a felony, punishable by a minimum of 7 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. This is in addition to federal penalties.

Distribution or cultivation of 10,000lbs (or 10,000 plants) or more is a felony, punishable by a minimum of 15 years in prison and a $200,000 fine. This is in addition to federal penalties.

Distribution or cultivation within 1,000 feet of a school, college, park, public housing, daycare center, or church is a felony, punishable by 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Possession of 25 or more plants is evidence of intent to sell or distribute, and is a second degree felony carrying a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Conviction of a drug related offense also requires suspension of the offender’s driver’s license for at least six months but no longer than 2 years.


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