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
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
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
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
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.