The Devil’s Lettuce – Marijuana
“I don’t do drugs, though. Just weed.” – Dave Chappelle, Half Baked.
In spite of what you may think, marijuana is indeed still considered an illegal Schedule I drug, under Nevada Administrative Code 453.510. Drugs under this schedule (out of five) are considered the most dangerous and/or most highly abused of all illegal drugs available in the country. As such, the penalties for weed in Nevada are very serious and can land an individual in jail or prison. These penalties increase depending on how much marijuana is in question, as well as whether or not the user is registered under the Nevada Medical Marijuana Program.
Nevada is one of the United States to have legalized the regulated use of cannabis for medical purposes. Violation of the rules for medical marijuana can still result in criminal charges, however. If you are found in possession of marijuana, you could be arrested for possession with intent to distribute. Other charges include cultivation, sales, and trafficking. Nevada Revised Statutes 453.336 states that possession of one ounce or less of weed for sale is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $600. The penalties can become even more severe, however. NRS 453.339 states that trafficking of more than 100 pounds dope is a category C felony. Penalties only increase for higher quantities and repeat offenses, so contact a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney immediately if you are facing charges.
Charged With a Weed Case?
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