In the state of Florida, it is a crime to possess marijuana. If you are arrested for possession, the amount you have on you at the time could determine if you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor.
The general rule is:
The penalties will depend on the amount of marijuana found in your possession and whether or not this is your first offense. Some penalties you could face for possession of marijuana include:
If law enforcement also thinks you were in possession with the intent to sell or distribute, then the penalties of your charge could get much worse. Law enforcement officials will search for evidence of this, such as statements made, paraphernalia, and packaging equipment in your possession. Even if you do not have the intent to sell, you could be charged with such.
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