Legal States

Massachusetts Marijuana Penalties

Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

  Max. Fine  

Possession

Personal Use

1 oz. or less

Civil Offense

N/A

$100

More than 1 oz. (First Offense)

Misdemeanor

6 months

$500

More than 1 oz. (Subsequent Offense)

Misdemeanor

2 years

$2,000

Intent to Distribute

Less than 50 lbs. (First Offense)

Not Classified

0-2 years

$5,000

Less than 50 lbs. (Subsequent Offense)

Not Classified

1-2.5 years

$10,00

50 lbs to 99 lbs.

Felony

*1-15 years

$10,000

100 lbs. to 1,999 lbs.

Felony

*3-15 years

$25,000

2000 lbs. to 9,999 lbs.

Felony

*5-15 years

$50,000

More than 10,000 lbs.

Felony

*10-15 years

$50,000

Within 1000 feet of an elementary or secondary school, or within 100 feet of a public park.

Felony

*2-15 years

$10,000

Causing or inducing someone under 18 years to commit offenses.

Felony

*5-15 years

$100,000

* Mandatory minimum sentence.

Distribution or Cultivation

Less than 50 lbs. (First Offense)

Not Classified

0-2 years

$5,000

Less than 50 lbs. (Subsequent Offense

Not Classified

1-2.5 years

$10,000

50 lbs to 99 lbs.

Felony

*1-15 years

$10,000

100 lbs. to 1,999 lbs.

Felony

*3-15 years

$25,000

2000 lbs. to 9,999 lbs.

Felony

*5-15 years

$50,000

More than 10,000 lbs.

Felony

*10-15 years

$200,000

Within 1000 feet of an elementary or secondary school, or within 100 feet of a public park.

Felony

*2-15 years

$10,000

Causing or inducing someone under 18 years to commit offenses.

Felony

*5-15 years

$100,000

* Mandatory minimum sentence.

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of 1 oz. or less

Civil Penalty

N/A

$100

Possession of more than 1 oz.

N/A

1 years

$1,000

Manufacture or distribution

N/A

2.5-5 years

$5,000

Manufacture or distribution to a minor

N/A

2.5-15 years

$25,000

Using a minor to manufacture or distribute

N/A

5*-15 years

$100,000

* Mandatory minimum sentence.

Paraphernalia

Selling, possessing, or purchasing paraphernalia.

Not Classified

1-2 years

$5,000

Selling to someone less than 18 years of age.

Felony

3-5 years

$5,000

 

Massachusetts Marijuana Possession Penalties

  1. Possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana is decriminalized and is punishable as a civil offense. If the offender is over the age of 18 they must pay a fine of $100. Offenders under the age of 18 must pay a $100 fine and must attend a drug awareness program. Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana cannot result in denial of public financial assistance or the right to a driver's license.
  2. Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months. However, first offenders of the controlled substances act will be placed on probation and all official records relating to the conviction will be sealed upon successful completion of probation. Subsequent offenses may result in a fine of $2000 and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years. Individuals previously convicted of felonies under the controlled substances act who are arrested with over an ounce of marijuana may be subject to a fine of $2000 and/or up to 2 years of imprisonment.

Massachusetts Marijuana Intent to Sell Penalties

  1. Possessing 50-99 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute is a felony punishable by a fine of $500-$10000 and imprisonment for 2.5-15 years. There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year for this offense.
  2. Possessing 100-1,999 pounds if marijuana with intent to distribute is a felony punishable by a fine of $2,500-$25,000 and imprisonment for 3-15 years. There is a mandatory minimum term of three years imprisonment.
  3. Possessing 2,000-9,999 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute is a felony punishable by a fine of $5,000-$50,000
  4. Possessing more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute is a felony punishable by a fine of $5,000-$50,000 and imprisonment of 10-15 years. There is a mandatory minimum term of 10 years of imprisonment for this offense.

Massachusetts Marijuana Cultivation Penalties

  1. Selling or cultivating 50-99 pounds of marijuana is a felony punishable by a fine of $500-$10000 and imprisonment for 2.5-15 years. There is a mandatory minimum term of 1 year for this offense.
  2. Selling or cultivating 100-1,999 pounds of marijuana is a felony punishable by a fine of $2,500-$25,000 and imprisonment for 3-15 years. There is a mandatory minimum term of three years imprisonment.
  3. Selling or cultivating 2,000-9,999 pounds of marijuana with is a felony punishable by a fine of $5,000-$50,000 and is punishable by imprisonment for 5-15 years.
  4. Selling or cultivating more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute is a felony punishable by a fine of $20,000-$200,000 and imprisonment for 10-15 years. There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years for this offense.

Massachusetts Marijuana Paraphernalia Penalties

  1. Selling or cultivating more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute is a felony punishable by a fine of $20,000-$200,000 and imprisonment for 10-15 years. There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years for this offense.