Mississippi Medical Marijuana Laws

MISSISSIPPI POSSESSION LAWS:

  • A first offense for possession of 30 grams or less is punishable by a fine of $100-$250.
  • A subsequent conviction will result in 5-60 days imprisonment and a fine of up to $250.
  • A third conviction will result in 5 days-6 months imprisonment as well as a maximum fine of $500.
  • Possession of between 30-250 grams is a felony punishable by a maximum of 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $3,000.
  • Possession of between 250-500 grams is a felony punishable by 2-8 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Possession of between 500 grams-5 kilograms is a felony punishable by 6-24 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500,000.
  • Possession of 5 kilograms or more is a felony punishable by 10-30 years imprisonment as well as a maximum fine of $1,000,000.
  • When marijuana is discovered in any part of one's vehicle besides the trunk, this is considered a misdemeanor and there is an additional penalty of a maximum of 90 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1000.
  1. Mississippi Code § 41-29-101, et seq.
  2. Mississippi Code § 41-29-139

MISSISSIPPI DISTRIBUTION LAWS:

  • The sale of less than 1 oz. is a felony punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $3,000.
  • The sale of 1 oz.-1 kilogram is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $30,000.
  • The sale of 1 kilogram-10 lbs. is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 30 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000,000.
  • The sale of more than 10 lbs. is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment without the chance of parole.
  • The sale to a minor or within 1,500 feet of a school, church, or other designated area is a felony that carries with it a doubling of the incarceration period and the fine.
  1. Mississippi Code § 41-29-101, et seq.
  2. Mississippi Code § 41-29-139

MISSISSIPPI CULTIVATION LAWS:

  • Cultivation in Mississippi will be punished based upon the aggregate weight of the plants found. See the "Possession" and "Sale, Trafficking, or Distribution" sections for further penalty details.

 

Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

  Max. Fine  

Possession

30 g or less (first offense)

Not Classified

1 year

$ 250

30 g or less (second offense)

Not Classified

5* - 60 days

$ 250

30 g or less (third offense)

Not Classified

5 days* - 6 months

$ 500

30 - 250 g

Felony

3 years

$ 3,000

250 - 500 g

Felony

2* - 8 years

$ 50,000

500 g - 5 kg    

Felony

6* - 24 years

$ 500,000

5 kg or more

Felony

10* - 30 years

$ 1,000,000

In any part of a vehicle besides the trunk

Misdemeanor

90 days

$ 1,000

* Mandatory minimum sentence

Sale or Distribution

Less than 1 oz

Felony

3 years

$ 3,000

1 oz - 1 kg

Felony

20 years

$ 30,000

1 kg - 10 lbs

Felony

30 years

$ 1,000,000

More than 10 lbs

Felony

Life

$ 1,000,000

To a minor or within 1500 feet of a school, church, or other designated area is a felony that carries double incarceration period and fines.

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of .1 g or less

Misdemeanor or Felony

1 - 4 years

$ 10,000

Possession of .1 g - 2 g

Felony

2* - 8 years

$ 50,000

Possession of 2 g - 10 g

Felony

4* - 16 years

$ 250,000

Possession of 10 g - 30 g

Felony

6* - 24 years

$ 500,000

Possession of more than 30 g

Felony

10* - 30 years

$ 1,000,000

Sale, barter, manufacture, transfer, or distribution

N/A

30 years

$ 1,000,000

Trafficking

N/A

30 years*

$ 1,000,000

*Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia

Misdemeanor

6 months

$ 500

Miscellaneous

Any conviction will result in a 6 month driver's license suspension.

Subsequent convictions will result in double penalties.