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Ohio Crop Estimates


Incarceration

Fine
Possession
Less than 100 gminor misdemeanor***none$100
100 g to 200 gmisdemeanor of 4th degreenot more than thirty days and/or fine$250
200 g to 1000 g5th degree felony6 months - 1 year and/or fine$2,500
1000 g to 5000 g3rd degree felony1 - 5 years and/or fine$10,000
5000 g to 20,000 g3rd degree felony1 - 5 years** and/or fine$10,000
20,000 g or more2nd degree felony2-8* years and/or fine$15,000

*Mandatory minimum sentence.
**Presumption of prison.
***A minor misdemeanor does not create a criminal record in Ohio

Cultivation
Less than 100 gminor misdemeanor***none$100
100 g to 200 g4th degree misdemeanor

not more than 30 days and/or fine,
if near school or juvenile- 3rd degree misdemeanor and/or fine

$250-$500
200 g to 1000 g5th degree felony

6 months-1 year and/or fine,
if near school or juvenile-4th degree felony 6-18 months and/or fine

$2500-
$5000
1000 g to 5000 g3rd degree felony

1-5 years and/or fine,
if near school or juvenile -2nd degree felony 2-8 years and/or fine

$10,000-
$15,000
5000 g to 20,000 g3rd degree felony1-5 years and/or fine,
if near school or juvenile -2nd degree felony 2-8 years and/or fine**
$10,000-
$15,000
20,000 g or more2nd degree felony2-8 years MMS* and/or fine$15,000

Any possession less than 5,000 may be probation only.
*Mandatory minimum sentence.
**Presumption of prison
***A minor misdemeanor does not create a criminal record in Ohio

Sale/Distribution
gift of 20 g or lessminor misdemeanor***none$100
less than 200 gfelony
6 - 18 months
variable
200 g to 600 gfelony
1 - 5 years
variable
600 g or morefelony6 months MMS*variable
To minors within 1,000 feet of school, within 100 feet of a juvenile, and previous felony drug convictionsfelonyincreased penaltyincreased penalty
*Mandatory minimum sentence.
***A minor misdemeanor does not create a criminal record in Ohio
Miscellaneous (paraphernalia, license suspensions, drug tax stamps, etc...)
Paraphernalia possessionmisdemeanor30 days$750
Paraphernalia salemisdemeanor90 days$1,000
Any drug conviction causes driver's license suspension for 6 months to 5 years.
Professional licenses are suspended.
Details

Possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana is a citable offense only, with a fine of $100.  Possession of 100 grams or more is punishable by a fine of up to $250. For possession of 200 grams or more, the penalty increases to a possible sentence of 6 months - one year in jail. Possession of 1,000 grams or more is punishable by 1 - 5 years in prison. Any possession of less than 5,000 grams does not carry the presumption of prison, which leaves available the possibility of probation. Possession of 5,000 grams of marijuana or more is punishable by 1 - 5 years in prison. For any amount or 20,000 grams or more the penalty increases to a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years in prison.

Delivery of 20 grams or less, for no remuneration, is considered possession and is punished with a fine of $100. Sale or distribution of less than 200 grams carries a penalty of 6 - 18 months in jail. Sale or distribution of 200 grams or more is punishable by 1 - 5 years in prison. Sale or distribution of 600 grams or greater carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six months and a possible 2 - 8 year sentence.

Sale to minors, sale within 1,000 feet of a school, sale within 100 feet of a juvenile, and previous felony drug convictions all increase the penalty for the sale or distribution of marijuana.

Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and sale of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

For all drug convictions, the offender's driver's license is also suspended for a period of 6 months - 5 years. This does not apply to minor misdemeanor violations for marijuana possession. Professional licenses are also suspended.