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Georgia Medical Marijuana Laws

Possession for Personal Use:

The possession of up to one ounce or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor that has been deemed punishable by up to twelve months of imprisonment and/or paying a fine up to $1,000. The possession of over one ounce of marijuana is a felony that is punishable by a minimum imprisonment of up to one year and a maximum of up to ten years.

Possession with Intent to Distribute:

Possession with intent to distribute 10 pounds or less of marijuana is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Possession of over 10 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. Possession of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 7 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Possession of 10,000 pounds or more is punishable by a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

Possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug-free zone is a felony punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $20,000 for a first offense. A second or subsequent offense is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 40 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $40,000. It is an affirmative defense that the conduct took place entirely within a private residence, no one 17 years old or younger was present, and the conduct was not committed for financial gain.

Georgia Sales Laws

Sale or delivery of 10 pounds or less of marijuana is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Sale or delivery of over 10 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. Sale or delivery of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 7 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Sale or delivery of 10,000 pounds or more is punishable by a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

Sale or delivery within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug-free zone is a felony punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $20,000 for a first offense. A second or subsequent offense is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 40 years imprisonment and/or a fine up to $40,000. It is an affirmative defense that the conduct took place entirely within a private residence, no one 17 years old or younger was present, and the conduct was not committed for financial gain.

Georgia Cultivation Laws

Cultivation of 10 pounds or less of marijuana is a felony punishable by a minimum of 1 and maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Cultivation of over 10 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 5 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000. Cultivation of 2,000 pounds or more but less than 10,000 pounds is punishable by a minimum of 7 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. Cultivation of 10,000 pounds or more is punishable by a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

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Offense

Penalty

Incarceration

  Max. Fine  

Possession

Personal Use
1 oz. or less

Misdemeanor

1 year

$1,000

More than 1 oz.

Felony

1-10 years

N/A

With Intent To Distribute
10 lbs. or less

Felony

1-10 years

N/A

10 lbs. – 2000 lbs.

Felony

5 – 30 years

$100,000

2000 lbs. – 10,000 lbs.

Felony

7 – 30 years

$250,000

More than 10,000 lbs.

Felony

15 – 30 years

$1,000,000

Within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug free zone.

Felony

20-40 years

$40,000

Sale or Delivery

10 lbs. or less

Felony

1-10 years

N/A

10 lbs. – 2000 lbs.

Felony

5 – 30 years

$100,000

2000 lbs. – 10,000 lbs.

Felony

7 – 30 years

$250,000

More than 10,000 lbs.

Felony

15 – 30 years

$1,000,000

Within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug free zone.

Felony

20-40 years

$40,000

Cultivation

10 lbs. or less

Felony

1-10 years

N/A

10 lbs. – 2000 lbs.

Felony

5 – 30 years

$100,000

2000 lbs. – 10,000 lbs.

Felony

7 – 30 years

$250,000

More than 10,000 lbs.

Felony

15 – 30 years

$1,000,000

Within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a park, or a housing project, or in a drug free zone.

Felony

20-40 years

$40,000

Hash & Concentrates

Possession

Felony

1-15 years

N/A

Manufacturing, distributing, selling, or possessing with the intent to distribute.

Felony

5 – 30 years

N/A

Subsequent offenses carry stricter penalties.

Paraphernalia

Possession or sale of paraphernalia

Misdemeanor

1 year

$1,000

Second and third offenses carry additional penalties and fines.

Miscellaneous

Abandoning marijuana in a public place.

Misdemeanor

1 year

$1,000

Involving a minor.

Felony

5 – 20 years

$20,000

Distribution of marijuana flavored product.

Misdemeanor

N/A

$500

Use of any communications facility

Felony

1-4 years

$30,000

Any conviction of a marijuana possession, sale, or cultivation offense results in suspension of driving license.

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