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Medical Marijuana

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Medical Marijuana 2017-10-02T15:20:04+00:00

Medical Marijuana

The state of Georgia does not recognize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Because there is no legislation that permits the use of medical marijuana, it is illegal for people who are suffering from painful, debilitating, and fatal illnesses to use marijuana to treat their ailments. As an experienced Canton DUI attorney, I have helped people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes and have been arrested.

Georgia Medical Malpractice Law

Although Georgia does have a resolution in the law books that affirm the value of medical marijuana, it does not change the fact that it is illegal to possess or cultivate marijuana for medical purposes. Therefore, if you are found in possession of medical marijuana, you will face the same criminal charges as a person who is in possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes. Likewise, if you are found cultivating marijuana for medicinal purposes, you will face criminal charges for marijuana cultivation.

Penalties for Medical Marijuana in Atlanta

Because state law does not recognize marijuana for medical purposes, you will face criminal charges for possessing or cultivating marijuana. If convicted of the charges, you will be subjected to a number of penalties.

Penalties for possession of marijuana are as follows:

  • Under an ounce:
    • Up to 12 months in jail
    • Up to a $1,000 in fines plus surcharges
    • 6 month driver’s license suspension
  • Over an ounce
    • 1 to 10 years in prison
    • Up to a $100,000 in fines plus surcharges
    • 6 month driver’s license suspension

Penalties for cultivating marijuana are as follows:

  • 10 pounds or less:
    • 1-10 years in prison
  • 10-2,000 pounds:
    • No less than 5 years in prison
    • Up to $100,000 in fines
  • 2,000-10,000 pounds:
    • No less than 7 years in prison
    • Up $250,000 in fines
  • 10,000 pounds or more:
    • No less than 15 years in prison
    • Up to $1 million in fines

Contact Atlanta Medical Marijuana Lawyer

If you have been charged for possessing or cultivating marijuana for medical use, you must contact an experienced drug crimes lawyer right away. I have handled many medical marijuana cases throughout my career, and can provide you with the superior defense you need throughout the legal process. Contact me today!