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Missouri Marijuana Penalties

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Missouri Marijuana Law, Regulation, Penalties, Attornies & Congressman

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

Up to 10g (first offense) Misdemeanor None $ 500
Up to 10g (second offense) Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
More than 10g – 35 g Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
More than 35 g – 30 kg Felony 7 years $ 10,000
Possession of more than 35g, but less than 30kg, has often, historically, been charged as intent to distribute.

Sale, Trafficking, or Distribution

Sale, Distribution

35 g or less Felony 4 years $ 10,000
More than 35 g – 30 kg Felony 3 – 10 years $ 10,000
To a minor Felony 3 – 15 years Twice profit
Distribution near school, recreational park or public housing Felony 10 – 30 years, or life Twice profit

Trafficking

Possess or bring into the state more than 30 – less than 100 kg Felony 3 – 10 years $ 10,000
Possess or bring into the state 100 kg or more Felony 5 – 15 years Twice profit
Possess or bring into the state 500 plants or more Felony 5 – 15 years Twice profit
Distribute, manufacture 30 – less than 100 kg Felony 5 – 15 years Twice profit
Distribute, manufacture 100 kg or more Felony 10 – 30 years, or life Twice profit

Cultivation

35 g or less Felony 4 years $ 10,000
More than 35 g Felony 3 – 10 years $ 10,000
Near a school Felony 5 – 15 years Twice profit

Hash & Concentrates

Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia (first offense) Misdemeanor None $ 500
Possession of paraphernalia (second offense) Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
Unlawful manufacture Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
Commercial purposes Felony 4 years $ 10,000

Miscellaneous

Public Nuisance – keeping or maintaining room or building used for manufacture, storage or sale is a Felony punishable by up to 4 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Prior Drug Offender – if found guilty of any felony offense relating to controlled substances, and, if found guilty of Class C, D or E felony, shall be sentenced to one class higher than the offense.
Persistent Drug Offender – if found guilty of two or more felony offenses relating to controlled substances, and, if found guilty of Class C, D or E felony, shall be sentenced two classes higher than the offense. If found guilty of a Class B felony, the offender shall be sentenced to the term of imprisonment for a Class A felony—10 to 30 years, or life.
Abuse and Lose – Possession of controlled substance results in 90-day suspension of driving privilege if under 21. Persons 21 and over will have driving privilege revoked for one year if found in violation of possession or use of controlled substance while operating a motor vehicle.