Marijuana Crimes in Ohio

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Marijuana is one of the most commonly-occurring drugs in the nation. While Ohio does have some of the more lenient laws when compared to other states, there is still the potential that you could be facing penalties including jail time and large fines if you are convicted of a violation.

When you are facing charges of a marijuana crime, you should not attempt to face your prosecution without counsel and assistance from a reputable Toledo drug crimes attorney. Attorney Lorin J. Zaner has an extensive history and background in criminal defense practice, and may be able to assist you with fighting back against your charges to help you maintain your name and your freedoms. Having practiced law in both Ohio and Michigan since 1976, Attorney Zaner has the experience you need in your corner.

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Various Marijuana Laws

Marijuana violations are penalized different from other drugs. Due to decriminalization and medical marijuana laws, your actual charges could be far more complex than the ones listed here, meaning you should seek counsel from an attorney to learn more about your case.

  • Ohio’s marijuana laws are as follows:
  • Possession/Cultivation: Possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana is a minimal offense with a maximum fine of $150, but more than 200 grams is considered to be a felony, which can lead to a maximum jail sentence of one to eight years and a fine of up to $20,000.
  • Sale/Distribution: Selling or distributing marijuana in any way other than as a gift is automatically a felony charge. Distributing less than 200 grams of marijuana can land you up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. A gift of 20 grams or less is a misdemeanor with a fine of up to $150 for a first offense.
  • Marijuana Paraphernalia: Possession of marijuana paraphernalia is a misdemeanor charge with a $150 maximum fine, while selling it can land you up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
  • Hash & Concentrates: Marijuana concentrates are considered to be an even more dangerous drug than traditional marijuana and carry heavier penalties. However, manufacturing hash or concentrates is an automatic felony with a maximum sentence of 8 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

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