Just How Illegal IS Pot in Florida? What College Kids Should Know

 

According to https://norml.org/laws/item/florida-penalties, here's what to know about exact quantities and punishments for posessing pot: 

20 grams or less Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000 More than 20 grams - 25 lbs Felony 5 years $ 5,000 More than 25 – less than 2000 lbs Felony 3* - 15 years $ 25,000 2000 – less than 10,000 lbs Felony 7* - 30 years $ 50,000 10,000 lbs or more Felony 15* - 30 years $ 200,000 Less than 25 plants Felony 5 years $ 5,000 25 - 300 plants Felony 15 years $ 10,000 300 - 2,000 plants Felony 3* - 15 years $ 25,000 2000 - 10,000 plants Felony 7* - 30 years $ 50,000 Within 1000 feet of a school, college, park, or other specified areas Felony 15 years $ 10,000 * Mandatory minimum sentence

Sale

20 grams or less without remuneration Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000 25 lbs or less Felony 5 years $ 5,000 More than 25 – less than 2000 lbs (or 300 - 2,000 plants) Felony 3* - 15 years $ 25,000 2000 – less than 10,000 lbs (or 2000 - 10,000 plants) Felony 7* - 30 years $ 50,000 10,000 lbs or more Felony 15* - 30 years $ 200,000 Within 1000 feet of a school, college, park, or other specified areas Felony 15 years $ 10,000 * Mandatory minimum sentence

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of hashish or concentrates Felony 5 years $ 5,000 Selling, manufacturing or delivering Felony 5 years $ 5,000

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000

Miscellaneous

Conviction causes a driver's license suspension for a period of 1 year

 

What happens when you're caught driving stoned: 

Every state criminalizes driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Some jurisdictions also impose additional per se laws. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold. 

Medical Marijuana legalization in Florida: 

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders.