State Laws

Minnesota Marijuana Laws

     

Minnesota Laws
All those possessing or cultivating marijuana under any circumstance will be prosecuted in the state of Minnesota, whether or not this be for personal or medical use. Marijuana is not legal for medical use within Minnesota state borders as it is in seventeen of the fifty states.

Possessing or selling marijuana can lead to criminal charges and can be amplified if done near or on school property. Minnesota laws state that any amount of marijuana calls for criminal charges and arrest.

Possession
Many states categorize possession offenses as misdemeanor offenses. Minnesota normally classifies all its marijuana possession cases as felony offenses, except in very small amounts. All charges for possession are broken by amounts into severity categories.

Possessing less than 42.5 grams is considered a misdemeanor and can include a two hundred-dollar fine and no incarceration possibility. Individuals convicted of this offense may also receive mandatory drug education.

Carrying more than 1.4 grams in a motor vehicle is also a misdemeanor offense that can earn ninety days of imprisonment with a fine of one thousand dollars. All other possession offenses in Minnesota are considered felony offenses.

Possessing between 42.5 grams and ten kilograms can be punished by a fine of ten thousand dollars and up to five years in prison.

The possession of marijuana between ten kilograms and fifty kilograms is penalized by a two hundred fifty thousand-dollar fine with up to twenty years in prison.

Possessing between fifty kilograms and one hundred kilograms can result in twenty-five years of incarceration and a fine of five hundred thousand dollars.

The possession of more than one hundred kilograms is punishable by a one million-dollar fine and up to thirty years in prison.

Sale
Distributing less than 42.5 grams of marijuana, without remuneration, is considered a misdemeanor offense that comes without incarceration but includes a two hundred-dollar fine. Drug education may also be a requirement under this penalty. All other marijuana sale offenses are considered felony offenses in the state of Minnesota.

Selling fewer than five kilograms can earn up to five years of imprisonment and a fine of ten thousand dollars.

Selling between five kilograms and twenty-five kilograms can result in twenty-five years of incarceration and a fine of two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

Selling between twenty-five kilograms and fifty kilograms can earn five hundred thousand dollars in fines and up to twenty-five years in prison.

Any sale of more than fifty kilograms is penalized by a one million-dollar fine and up to thirty years of incarceration.

Importing and selling more than fifty kilograms is punishable by up to thirty-five years in prison and a fine of 1.25 million dollars.

Selling any amount to a minor can earn twenty years in prison and two hundred fifty thousand dollars in fines. Any sale on or near school property is punishable through a one hundred thousand-dollar fine and up to fifteen years in prison.

Under the Influence
Minnesota has zero tolerance laws in relation to driving under the influence of marijuana. These laws are similar to driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal substances.

See also:
Minnesota Felony
Minnesota Gun Laws
Minnesota Divorce
Minnesota Misdemeanor External link (opens in new window)
Minnesota Expungement External link (opens in new window)