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Possession of Marijuana

Smoking marijuana in public, holding it out in the open, or possession of more than 25 grams used to be a misdemeanor crime under the law (Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 5th Degree). If you were convicted of a misdemeanor under PL 221.10 or a violation under PL 221.05, in the past, your crimes are now treated as if they never happened. This is called expungement.

Today, possession of smaller amounts of marijuana is a violation, punishable by a fine. If you are convicted of a marijuana violation your record will be automatically expunged after the case is over. Visit the links below to learn about the decriminalization of marijuana.

Possession of Marijuana Basics
Learn about the violations and fines for possession of marijuana.

Marijuana and Expungement
Find out what expungement means and how and when it effects your record.

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