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Understanding Marijuana Laws in Pennsylvania

Peters Law Firm Jan. 26, 2021

In the state of Pennsylvania, marijuana for recreational use is still, for the most part, illegal. However, in some cities, legislation has somewhat decriminalized the use of small amounts. For example, in Philadelphia, someone can possess up to 30 grams of marijuana with no criminal penalty and only a fine of $25. It is still illegal to possess amounts larger than this or to grow or cultivate marijuana plants for any purpose. Those who are charged with possessing more than 30 grams or with growing plants may be charged fines up to $5,000 or given jail or prison time up to two years. If you’ve been charged with possession, sale, or cultivation of marijuana, you need to speak to a Pennsylvania marijuana crimes defense lawyer.

Medical Marijuana

In order to legally qualify for the use of marijuana for medical conditions, patients must obtain a medical marijuana license from a physician. The Pennsylvania state Department of Health has approved a list of conditions for which this license can be issued. This list includes cancer, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, opioid addiction therapy, Parkinson’s Disease, and many others. Various forms of marijuana can be used for this purpose, including oils, liquids, tinctures, pills and nebulizers. However, smoking marijuana for this purpose is still illegal. Pennsylvania marijuana laws are constantly changing, so consulting with a marijuana crimes defense lawyer is wise if you have questions.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Pennsylvania Marijuana Crimes Defense Lawyer Today

If you’ve been charged with crimes related to possession or sale of marijuana, call to schedule a free consultation with a Pennsylvania marijuana crimes defense lawyer today. The professional legal experts at the Peters Law Firm understand and keep current with the dynamic state and federal marijuana laws and can use their knowledge to build a strong defense for your case.  We serve the cities of Scranton and Clark Summit as well as Wyoming County, Tunkhannock County, Luzerne County, Wayne County, Susquehanna County, and Lackawanna County. Visit our web page or give us a call and let us give you legal advice you can rely on.