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Penalties For Marijuana-Related Drug Crimes In Michigan

Possession, Distribution Or Use Of Or Under The Allowed Amount (2.5 Ounces)

Marijuana use – $100 fine for public use

Marijuana use or possession (under 21) – $100 fine or community service. If the individual is under 18, the penalty is a $100 fine or community service and drug counseling.

Marijuana use or possession, second violation (under 21) – Maximum $500 fine or community service, drug counseling

Distribution of not more than twice the amount allowed – $1,000 maximum fine and revocation of marijuana

Distribution, second violation – $1,000 maximum fine and revocation of marijuana

Distribution, third violation – $2,000 maximum fine and revocation of marijuana

The state of Michigan considers marijuana possession, distribution or use of more than twice the allowed amount to be a misdemeanor, which may result in imprisonment if the offense is habitual, involved violence or for a commercial purpose.

Marijuana Cultivation

Cultivating less than 20 marijuana plants – A felony crime, up to four years in prison, fines of up to $20,000

Cultivating between 20 and 200 marijuana plants – A felony crime, up to seven years in prison, fines of up to $500,000

Cultivating 200 or more marijuana plants – A felony crime, up to 15 years in prison, fines of up to $10,000,000

Marijuana Sales

Selling less than five kilograms of marijuana – A felony crime, up to four years in prison, fines of up to $20,000

Selling between five and 45 kilograms of marijuana – A felony crime, up to seven years in prison, fines of up to $500,000

Selling 45 kilograms or more of marijuana – A felony crime, up to 15 years in prison, fines of up to $10,000,000

A drug crime conviction can have unanticipated consequences on your personal life. A criminal record may have an impact on your job and where you live. If you are a parent, a criminal record may impact child custody arrangements.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers

It is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with any marijuana crime. At Amberg, Amberg & Williams, we understand Michigan drug crime laws and have more than 35 years of experience helping people overcome serious criminal offenses. We will work hard to get you the best results possible.

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case, contact us online or by calling toll free at 866-447-9209 or locally at 231-735-8575.

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