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Marijuana Possession Charges in Florida

By Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

March 11, 2019

It seems like every year more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana; but in Florida, people are still charged for marijuana possession. Unfortunately, a conviction for marijuana possession can result in serious penalties. Therefore, anyone who smokes weed should know the potential charges they could face for marijuana possession.

Florida Marijuana Possession Charges

As stated by this Florida Statutes page, possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis can result in a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida.

It’s important to note that in this law, “cannabis” does not include the resin extracted from the plants of the genus Cannabis, or any compound manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such resin. The definition doesn’t include resin and resin-related products because possession of cannabis resin can result in worse charges than the plant form of cannabis.

All resin forms of cannabis are schedule I (c) drugs (nearly the worst criminal category of drugs possible) in Florida. Therefore, possession of Cannabis resins in Florida could result in second-degree felony charges for the accused.

Fighting for Your Rights

If you’ve been accused of marijuana possession, our firm can help you fight for your case. Hager & Schwartz has decades of experience representing Florida citizens. Our drug crime attorneys will pore over your case, giving you an aggressive and efficient representation that fights to get your charges reduced or dismissed.

Accused of marijuana possession? Call (386) 693-1637 now for an immediate consultation for your case!