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How to Not Get Busted for Possession

How to Not Get Busted for Possession

Image source: AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo, File

Image source: AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo, File

"Generally, smoking or otherwise consuming cannabis in public is illegal even in states that allow recreational use. However, marijuana has largely been decriminalized in many states with medical and/or recreational laws. Where public consumption used to be a misdemeanor or even a felony that carried the potential of prison time and hefty fines, you’ll now face only a minor penalty.

For example, in California you’ll get a $100 ticket for smoking marijuana in public and a $250 ticket where tobacco smoking is prohibited. Similarly, Colorado authorities may issue a $100 ticket for lighting up in public. Nevada is a bit stricter, with a $600 fine.

Smoking publicly in states that are not cannabis-friendly could lead to much harsher consequences. For example, AG Jeff Session’s home state of Alabama is one of the worst states to get caught using cannabis. Possession or public consumption of any amount of marijuana (even a single celebratory joint) could land you a fine of up to $6000 and one year in prison. Yikes!"

Read the full article at MERRY JANE.

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