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ALABAMA 20-2-1.; 13A-12-210 to 215, 231 (2) Class C felony 28-500 g.: mandatory 3 yrs. and $50,000;
500 g. to 1 kg.: mandatory 5 yrs. and $100,000;
1-10 kg.: mandatory 15 yrs. and $250,000;
Over 10 kg.: mandatory life without parole;
Sale to minor: Class A felony;
Subsequent offense: offenses subject to the Habitual Felony Offender Act;
Unlawful distribution of controlled substance: Class B felony
Class A felony;
28-500 g.: minimum 3 yrs. and $50,000 fine;
500 g. -1 kilo: min. 5 yrs and $100,000 fine;
1-10 kilos: min. 15 yrs. and $250,000 fine; Over 10 kilos: life without parole
ALASKA 11.71.010, et seq. Possessing any amount: Class C felony Delivering to one under 19 and at least 3 yrs. younger: unclassified felony;
Manufactures or delivers any amount: Class B felony
"Continuing criminal enterprise": unclassified felony
ARIZONA 13-3401, et seq.; 36-2501, et seq. Class 4 felony, but for one not previously convicted of felony, court can make it Class 1 misdemeanor; Fine of not less than $2000 or 3 times the value of substance, whichever is greater Class 3 felony; Fine of greater of 3 times value of drugs or $2000; Selling to minors: Class 2 felony and fine of $2000 or 3 times value, whatever is greater. In drug-free school zone: add 1 yr. to sentence and fine for selling to minors Class 2 felony (transport/import); Class 2 felony (manufacture)
ARKANSAS 5-64-401, et seq. Class C felony Class Y felony: depending on amount, prison from 10 to 40 yrs. or life and fines between $25,000 and $250,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties; increased penalties within 1000 ft. of school
1 g. of cocaine in possession creates a rebuttable presumption of intent to deliver

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CALIFORNIA Health & Safety §11000, et seq. §11350, et seq. State prison and fine up to $70; if probation granted, there are additional requirements State prison 2-4 yrs.;
Possession for sale of "cocaine base": state prison 3-5 yrs.;
Sale to minors: state prison 3, 5, or 7 yrs.;
Sale to day care, preschool, or school children: 5, 7, or 9 yrs.;
Anyone over 18 who sells to a minor or uses a minor in the sale process is punishable in state prison for 3, 6, or 9 yrs.;
Sale within 1000 ft. of school: additional 3, 4, or 5 yrs.;
If sale occurred upon the grounds of a child day care, school, church, synagogue, or youth center, punishment is automatically enhanced by one year; Anyone over 18 yrs who sells to a minor at least 4 years younger as a full and separate enhancement shall be punished by imprisonment in state prison for 3, 4 or 5 yrs.
Sale on many public areas punishable by state prison for 5, 7, or 9 yrs. if seller 5 yrs. older than minor
Transport/import 3-5 yrs.;
County to noncontiguous county: 3, 6, or 9 yrs.
COLORADO 18-18-101, et seq. 18-18-405 Class 4 felony;
Subsequent Offense: twice or more within 6 months and amount greater than 28.5 g.: Defendant shall be sentenced to the Dept. of Corrections for at least the minimum and fined no less than $1000 but not over $500,000 with no probation or suspension
Class 3 felony;
Sale to minor within 1000 ft. of school or public property-Dept. of Corrections for minimum 5 yrs.;
Subsequent offense near school: 20 yrs.
 
CONNECTICUT 21a 240; 243, 278 7 yrs. and/or $50,000;
Subsequent offense: 15 yrs. and/or $100,000;
Third offense: 25 yrs. and/or $250,000
15 yrs. and/or $50,000;
1 oz. (or ½ g. in free-base form) or more: 5-20 yrs. minimum, to life maximum (by a non-drug dependent person);
Subsequent offense: 10-25 yrs.;
Within 1000 ft. of school: additional mandatory 3 yrs.; court may suspend mandatory minimum sentence if person is under 18 or lacks mental capacity
 

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DELAWARE Tit. 16 §4701, et seq. 4751, 4753A Possession, use, consumption: Class A misdemeanor. If applicable, can be subject to First Offenders Controlled Substances Diversion Program (§4764) Class C felony: $5,000-$50,000; If not addicted: felony, mandatory 6 yrs.;
To a minor: Class C felony; if under 16, mandatory 1 yr. prison; On school property: up to 15 yrs. and $250,000;
Subsequent offense: if not addicted: mandatory 12 yrs.; Where death as a result involved: Class B felony-$10,000-$100,000 fine;
If person knowingly purchases from a minor: Class C felony; (More severe penalties if near school §4767-68);
If the seller is under the age of 16 there is a mandatory sentence of 1 year. not subject to suspension/probation/pardon;
If seller is under the age of 14 mandatory sentence of 2 years
If on any single occasion one has: 10 grams or more: class B felony; 10-50 g.: 2 yrs. minimum and $50,000;
50-100 g.: 4 yrs. minimum and $100,000;
More than 100 g.: 8 yrs. minimum and $400,000
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 48-901.02 et seq., 48-904.01 et seq. Possession: up to 30 yrs.,up to $500,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties
Sale, manufacture, distribute: not over 30 yrs. and/or $500,000; Subsequent offense: double penalties;
Within drug-free zone or to minors: up to twice the punishment.
 
FLORIDA 775.082 to .084; 893.01, et seq. 3rd degree felony; Possession of 28 g. is trafficking (1st degree felony) 2nd degree felony (penalties more severe near school) All sentencing is to be done pursuant to sentencing guidelines: 28-200 g.: $50,000 and 3 yrs.;
200-400 g.: $100,000 and 7 yrs.;
400 g.-150 kg.: 15 yrs. and $250,000; Over 150 kg.: 1st degree felony with life imprisonment
GEORGIA 16-13-20, et seq. Over 28 g. is trafficking; Possession of any amount is a felony punishable with minimum 2-15 yrs.; Subsequent offense: minimum 5-30 yrs. Felony: 5-30 yrs.; Subsequent offense: mandatory life 28-200 g.: mandatory 10 yrs. and $200,000; 200-400 g.: mandatory 15 yrs. and $300,000; Over 400 g.: mandatory 25 yrs. and $1,000,000
HAWAII 329-14, et seq.; 712-1240, et seq. 1/8-1 oz.: Class B felony; 1 oz. or more: Class A felony; Subsequent offense: Class A or B felony based on quantity Any amount: Class B felony; 1/8 oz. or more, or any amount to a minor: Class A felony  

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IDAHO 37-2701, et seq. Felony, up to 7 yrs. and/or $15,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties;
Possession of 28 g. or more is trafficking
Felony, up to life and $25,000; Subsequent offense: double penalties 28-200 g.: Mandatory 3 yrs. and minimum $10,000;
200-400 g.: Mandatory 5 yrs. and minimum $15,000;
Over 400 g.: mandatory 10 yrs. and minimum $25,000;
Maximum sentence life; maximum fine $100,000
ILLINOIS 720 ILCS 570/200, et seq.; Uniform Controlled Substances Act 1-15 g.: Class 1 felony, $250,000
15-100 g.: Class 1 felony, mandatory 4-15 yrs.;
100-400 g.: mandatory 6-30 yrs.;
400-900 g.: mandatory 8-40 yrs.;
Over 900 g.: mandatory 10-50 yrs.;
Fines for any offense involving 100 g. or more: greater of $200,000 or street value
15-100 g.: 6-30 yrs.;
100-400 g.: 9-40 yrs.;
400-900 g.: 12-50 yrs.;
Over 900 g.: 15-60 yrs.;
Sale to minors: double penalties;
Within 1000 ft. of truck stop or safety rest: double penalties;
Within 1000 ft. of school: Class Y felony
Trafficking: double penalties
INDIANA 35-48-2-1 et seq.; 35-48-4-1, et seq. Possession of any amount: at least Class D felony Under 3 g. but within 1000 feet of school property: Class B felony;
Over 3 g.: Class C felony; Possession of 3 g. or more within 1000 feet of school property: Class A felony
Class B felony unless amount is over 3 grams or delivery to minor 3 yrs. younger or delivery on/in school property or within 1000 feet of property or on school bus, then Class A felony  

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IOWA 124.101, et seq.   500 g. or less: Class C felony, $1000 to $50,000
500g. to 5 kg.: Class B felony, $5000 to $100,000
Over 5 kg.: Class B felony, up to 50 yrs. and $1,000,000
Subsequent offense: triple penalties;
More severe penalties for distribution to minors or person 3 yrs. younger;
An adult who distributes to a minor: Class B felony, min. confinement 5 yrs. within 1,000 ft. of public/private school grounds, or recreational area, on a school bus, min. confinement 10 yrs.
 
KANSAS 65-4101, et seq. Level 4 felony;
Subsequent offense: Level 2 felony;
Third offense: Level 1 felony and life in prison
Level 3 felony;
Subsequent offense: Level 2 felony;
Third offense: Level 1 felony and life in prison;
Sell within 1000 ft. of school or to minors: Level 2 felony
 
KENTUCKY 218A.010, et seq. Class D felony
Subsequent offense: Class C felony
Class C felony;
Subsequent offense: Class B felony;
Selling to minor: Class C felony 1st offense, Class B felony subsequent offenses.
First offense: Class C felony;
Subsequent offense: Class B felony;
Within 1000 yds. of school: higher penalties
LOUISIANA §§40:961, et seq. Under 28 g.: 5 yrs. with or without hard labor and $5,000;
28-200 g.: 10-60 yrs. hard labor and $50,000 to $150,000;
200-400 g.: 20-60 yrs. hard labor and $100,000 to $350,000;
Over 400 g.: 30-60 yrs. hard labor and $250,000 to $600,000
5-30 yrs. hard labor and/or up to $50,000;
Sale to minors by persons over 25: life imprisonment;
Sale to minors by those at least 3 yrs. his junior: double penalties
Production or manufacturing cocaine base: 40-99 yrs. hard labor without parole or suspension and up to $500,000 fine
MAINE Tit. 17A §§1101, et seq. Class D crime;
Over 14 g.: Class B crime and creates presumption of trafficking
Class B crime; 7 g. or more creates presumption of furnishing;
Sale to minor or within 1000 ft. of school: more serious penalties
Possession of 14 g. or more is trafficking

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MARYLAND Art. 27 §§276, et seq. Misdemeanor with penalty of up to 4 yrs. and/or $25,000;
Bringing 28 g. into state: felony with penalty of up to $50,000 and/or 25 yrs.;
Subsequent offense: double penalties
Felony with penalty of 20 yrs. and/or $25,000;
Sale of more than 448 g. or 50 g. of crack: not less than 40 yrs.;
Subsequent offense: double penalties; 2 yrs. mandatory, not less than 10 yr. sentence;
Third offense: not less than 40 yrs.
Sale to minors or near school property: stricter penalties
If "drug kingpin" 20-40 yrs. and/or $1,000,000 fine
MASSACHUSETTS Ch. 94c §§1, et seq. 1 yr. and/or $1,000 Subsequent offense: 2 yrs. and/or $2000;
Over 14 g. is trafficking
2½-10 yrs. and/or $1000 to $10,000;
Subsequent offense: 5-15 yrs. and/or $2500 to $25,000
14-28 g.: 3-15 yrs. and/or $2500 to $25,000;
28-100 g.: 5-20 yrs. and/or $5000 to $50,000;
100-200 g.: 10-20 yrs. and/or $10,000 to $100,000;
Over 200 g.: 15-20 yrs. and/or $50,000 to $500,000
MICHIGAN 333.7214; 333.7401, et seq. Under 25 g.: Up to 4 yrs. and/or $25,000;
25-50 g.: 1-4 yrs. and/or up to $25,000 or probation for life;
50-225 g.: 10-20 yrs.;
225-650 g.: 20-30 yrs.;
Over 650 g.: 25 yrs.–life imprisonment
Felony: Under 50 g.: 1-20 yrs. and/or $25,000 or probation for life;
50-225 g.: 10-20 yrs.;
225-650 g.: 20-30 yrs.;
Over 650 g.: 20 yrs.–life imprisonment;
Sale to minor or near school property: up to double penalties
 
MINNESOTA 152.01, et seq. Any possession: 15 yrs. and/or $100,000;
3-6 g.:up to 20 yrs. and/or $250,000;
6-25 g.: up to 25 yrs. and/or $500,000;
Over 25 g.: up to 30 yrs. and/or $1,000,000;
Subsequent offense: depends on level of prior offenses, 4-40 yrs. and/or up to $1,000,000
Any amount: up to 20 yrs. and/or $250,000;
3-10 g.: up to 25 yrs. and/or $500,000;
Over 10 g.: up to 30 yrs. and/or $1,000,000;
Subsequent offense: depends on level of prior offense, 4-40 yrs. and/or up to $1,000,000;
Sale to minor -any amount: up to 25 yrs. and/or $500,000
 
MISSISSIPPI 41-29-101, et seq.; 49-29-139 <0.1 gram: misdemeanor or felony; 0.1–2 g.: 2–8 yrs. and up to $50,000; 2–10 g.: 4–16 yrs. and up to $250,000; 10–30 g.: 6–24 yrs. and up to $500,000; >30 g.: 10–30 yrs. and up to $1 million No specified term up to 30 yrs. and/or $5000 to $1,000,000 Subsequent offense: double penalty;
Mandatory 30 yrs. without parole for 3 or more offenses within 12 month period
Any one over 21 who sells 2 or more oz. of cocaine in a 12 month period shall have life in prison without suspension or parole

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MISSOURI 195.010, et seq. Class C felony;
Subsequent offense: subject to prior & persistent offenders statute §195.295
Class B felony;
Subsequent offense: subject to prior & persistent offenders statute §195.295;
Distribution to minor under 17 or 2 yrs. junior: Class B felony;
Within 2000 ft. of school: Class A felony
Trafficking drugs in 1st degree;
Delivery associated/attempt to deliver: 150-450 g.: Class A felony: More than 450 g.: Class A felony term without parole;
2-6 g: cocaine base (crack): Class A felony;
Over 6 g.: Class A felony, term without parole;
Trafficking in 2nd degree: Buying/attempting to buy: 150-450 g.: Class B felony;
More than 450 g.: Class A felony;
2-6 g. cocaine base (crack): Class B felony;
Over 6 g.: Class A felony
MONTANA 45-9-101, et seq.; 50-32-101, et seq. Up to 5 yrs. and/or $50,000;
Criminal possession with intent to sell: up to 20 yrs. and/or $50,000
Two yrs. to life and/or $50,000 (4 yrs. if sale to minor);
Subsequent offense: 10 yrs. to life and/or $50,000 (20 yrs. if sale to minor);
Third offense: not less than 20 yrs. and/or $50,000 (40 yrs. if sale to minor);
Offense of criminal sale of dangerous drugs on or near school property: 3 yrs. to life and/or $50,000
Criminal production/manufacture: 5 yrs. to life and/or $50,000;
Subsequent offense: 20 yrs. to life and/or $50,000;
Third offense: 40 yrs. to life and/or $50,000
NEBRASKA 28-401, et seq. Class IV felony 10-28 g.: Class 1 D felony;
28-140 g.: Class 1C felony;
Over 140 g.: Class 1B felony (Crack or cocaine);
Class III felony anyone 18 or older who knowingly sells to a minor in, on, or within 1,000 ft. of the real property of a private/public school. From elementary through university or youth centers: Shall be punished by the next higher penalty classification greater than Class B felony
 

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NEVADA 453.011; NAC 453.510 1-6 yrs. and $5000;
Subsequent offense: 1-10 yrs. and $10,000;
Third offense: 1-20 yrs. and $20,000
1-20 yrs. and $20,000;
Subsequent offense: 5-20 yrs. and $20,000;
Third offense: life or 15 yrs. mandatory and $20,000
4-14 g.: 1-6 yrs. and $50,000;
14-28 g.: 2-15 yrs. and $100,000;
Over 28 g.: 25-life and $500,000;
Double penalties for sale near school
NEW HAMPSHIRE 318-B:1, et seq. Class B felony with fine up to $25,000;
Subsequent offense: Class A felony with fine up to $50,000
Under .5 oz. (less than 1 oz. of crack): up to 7 yrs. and/or $100,000;
.5 to 5 oz. (1 oz.-5 oz. of crack): up to 20 yrs. and/or $300,000;
5 oz. and over: up to 30 yrs. and/or $500,000;
Subsequent offense: Under .5 oz. (less than 1 oz. of crack): up to 15 yrs. and/or $200,000;
.5 to 5 oz. (1 oz. -5 oz. of crack): up to 40 yrs. and/or $500,000;
5 oz. and over: maximum life and/or $500,000
 
NEW JERSEY 24:21-1, et seq.; 2C:35-2, et seq. Crime of 3rd degree, $35,000 .5 oz. or less: crime of 3rd degree, $75,000;
.5 oz. to 5 oz.: crime of 2nd degree;
Over 5 oz.: crime of 1st degree, fixed prison term and $300,000;
Selling within 1000 feet of school: fixed prison term and up to $100,000;
Selling to minor or pregnant female: double penalties
Leader of narcotics trafficking network: life (25 yr. minimum before parole) and/or $500,000
NEW MEXICO 30-31-1, et seq. 4th degree felony 2nd degree felony;
Subsequent offense: 1st degree felony;
Within drug-free school zone: 1st degree felony
 
NEW YORK Penal §§220, et seq.;
Pub. Health §§3306, 3307
Knowingly possessing: Any amount: Class A misdemeanor;
Criminal possession in the fifth (5th) degree
Over 500 mg.: Class D felony;
Over ⅛ oz.: Class C felony;
Over ½ oz.: Class B felony;
Over 2 oz.: Class A-II felony;
Over 4 oz.: class A-I felony;
Any amount with intent to sell: Class D felony;
Any amount of narcotic drug with intent to sell: Class B felony
Class D felony in general, then:
Over ½ oz.: Class A-II felony;
Over 2 oz.: Class A-I felony;
On school grounds or narcotic preparation to someone under 21: Class B felony
 

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NORTH CAROLINA 90-86, et seq. Class I felony Class G felony;
Selling of controlled substance to person under 16 or pregnant female or within 300 ft. of school property: Class E felony
28-200 g.: Class G felony, 35-42 mos. and $50,000;
200-400 g.: Class F felony, 70-84 mos. and $100,000;
400 g. and over: Class D felony, 175-219 mos. and $250,000
NORTH DAKOTA 19-03.1-01, et seq. Class C felony;
Within 1000 ft. of school: Class B felony
Class A felony: at least 1 yr.;
2nd offense: at least 5 yrs.;
3rd offense: 20 yrs.;
If over 500 g. of cocaine or over 5 g. of crack: Class B felony;
Sale within 1000 ft. of school or to a minor: at least 4 yrs.;
Selling to a minor by an 18 year old;
Subsequent offense: 8 yrs
 
OHIO 2925.01, et seq.;
3719.01, et seq.
5th degree felony;
5-25 g.: 4th degree felony;
25-100 g.: 3rd degree felony;
100-500 g.: 2nd degree felony;
500-1000 g.: 1st degree felony;
over 1000 g.: 1st degree felony with mandatory maximum prison term
5th degree felony;
5-10 g.: 4th degree felony 10-100 g.: 3rd degree felony;
100-500 g.: 2nd degree felony;
500-1000 g.: 1st degree felony;
over 1000 g.: 1st degree felony with mandatory maximum prison term;
Within 1000 ft. of school or 100 ft. of juvenile: more severe penalties
 
OKLAHOMA Tit. 63 §§2-101, et seq. Felony, 2-10 yrs.;
Subsequent offense: felony, 4-20 yrs.;
Within 1000 ft. of school or in presence of child under 12: up to double penalties;
Subsequent offense: up to triple penalties
Felony, 5 yrs.-life, up to $100,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties with at least 10 yrs;
Within 1000 ft. of school or in presence of child under 12: up to double penalties;
Subsequent offense: up to triple penalties
28-300 g.: $25,000-100,000 and prison term;
300 g. or more: $100,000-500,000 and prison term
OREGON Chapter 475 Class B or C felony 8-10 g.: Commercial drug offense if over $300 cash, firearm or packaging materials; stolen property; using public lands or customer lists;
Over 10 g.: Category 6 crime
Class A or B felony;
Delivery and manufacture of over 10 g.: Category 8 crime
PENNSYLVANIA Tit. 35 §§780-101, et seq. Misdemeanor, 1 yr. and/or $5000;
Subsequent offense: 3 yrs. and/or $25,000
Felony, 15 yrs. and/or $250,00 or higher fine if necessary to recover drug profit;
Subsequent offense or sale to minor: double penalties
 

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RHODE ISLAND 21-28-4.01, et seq. Nolo contendere pleas: 100 hrs. community service and drug education program;
Up to 1 oz.: 3 yrs. and/or $500 to $5000;
1 oz.-1 kg.: 10-50 yrs. and/or $10,000-$50,000;
Over 1 kg.: 20 yrs. to life and $25,000 to $1,000,000
Person not drug dependent: life and/or $10,000 to $500,000;
Drug dependent: 30 yrs. and or $3000 to $100,000;
1 kg.: minimum 10-50 yrs. and/or $10,000 to $500,000;
Over 1 kg.: 20 yrs.-life and/or $25,000-$1,000,000;
Sale to minor or 3 yrs. junior: minimum 15 yrs. and up to $500,000;
Within 300 yds. of school: double penalties
 
SOUTH CAROLINA 44-53-110 Misdemeanor, up to 2 yrs. and/or $5000;
Possession of 10 g. of cocaine prima facie evidence of violation of intent to sell;
Subsequent offense: felony, 5 yrs. and/or $5000;
Third offense: felony, 5 yrs. and/or $10,000
For crack: less than 1 g.: felony, 5 yrs. and $5000;
2nd offense: 10 yrs. and $10,000;
Subsequent offense: 10-115 yrs. and $15,000;
Possession of over 10 grains is prima facie evidence of intent to sell/distribute
Any amount: felony, up to 15 yrs. and/or $25,000;
10-28 g.: 3-10 yrs. and/or $10,000;
28-200 g.: 7-25 yrs. and/or $50,000;
200-400 g.: 10-25 yrs. and/or $100,000;
Over 400 g.: 15-30 yrs. and/or $200,000;
Subsequent offense: felony, 5–30 yrs. and/or $50,000;
Third offense: 15-30 yrs. and/or $50,000;
For crack: felony, up to 15 yrs. and $25,000;
2nd offense: up to 25 yrs. and $50,000;
Subsequent offense: up to 30 yrs.and $100,000
Sale to minor: up to 20 yrs. and/or $30,000;
Sale within ½-mile radius of school: $10,000 and up to 10 yrs. (10-15 for crack)
10-28 g.: 3-10 yrs. without probation and $25,000;
2nd offense: 5-30 yrs. and $50,000;
Subsequent offense: 25-30 yrs. and $50,000;
28-100 g.: 7-25 yrs. without probation and $50,000;
2nd offense: 7-30 yrs. and $50,000;
Subsequent offense: 25-30 yrs. and $50,000;
100-200 g.: mandatory 25 yrs. without probation and $50,000;
200-400 g.: mandatory 25 yrs. without probation and $100,000;
400 g. and over: mandatory 25-30 yrs. without probation and $200,000
SOUTH DAKOTA 22-42-1, et seq. 34-20B-1, et. seq. Class 4 felony Fine up to $10,000 for any conviction:
Class 4 felony, mandatory 1 yr. without suspension;
Sale to minor: Class 2 felony, mandatory 5 yrs.;
Subsequent offense: mandatory 10 yrs. without suspension;
To minor: mandatory 15 yrs. without suspension
Sale in drug-free zone: Class 4 felony, min. 5 yrs.
 

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TENNESSEE 39-17-401, et seq. Possession or casual exchange: Class A misdemeanor unless adult to minor and adult is 2 yrs. the minor's senior, then felony;
Subsequent offense: if 2 or more prior convictions: Class E felony;
Less than .5 grams is a class C felony, may be fined up to $100,000.;
Class B .5 grams or less and at commission of crime, death occurred, defendant concealed a deadly weapon.
Less than .5 g.: Class C felony and up to 100,000;
Over .5 g.: Class B felony and up to $100,000;
Over 26 g.: Class B felony and up to $200,000;
Over 300 g.: Class A felony and up to $500,000;
Sale to minor under 18 or in drug-free school zone: one class higher than amount required;
Minimum penalty amounts: 1st drug felony: $2000; 2nd: $2500; 3rd: $3000
 
TEXAS Health & Safety §§481.001, et seq. Less than 1 g.: state jail felony; 1-4 g.: 3rd degree felony; 4-200 g.: 2nd degree felony; 200-400 g.: 1st degree felony; 400 g. and over: 10-99 yrs. or life at Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice institution and/or $100,000 Less than 1 g.: state jail felony;
1-4 g.: 2nd degree felony;
4-200 g.: 1st degree felony;
200-400 g.: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice institution for life or 10-99 yrs. and/or $100,000;
400 g. and over: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice institution for life or 15-99 yrs. and/or $250,000;
Delivery to minor under 17 who is enrolled in school: 2nd degree felony;
Within drug-free zone: penalties doubled
 
UTAH 58-37, et. seq. 3rd degree felony;
Subsequent offense: one degree greater penalty than provided
2nd degree felony;
Subsequent offense: 1st degree felony;
Within 1000 ft. of school or to minor: one degree more than provided except 1st degree is mandatory 5 yrs.
 
VERMONT Tit. 18 §4231 Up to 2.5 g.: 1 yr. and/or $2000;
2.5 g. to 1 oz.: up to 5 yrs. and/or $100,000;
1 oz. to 1 lb: up to 10 yrs. and/or $250,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties
Delivery: 3 yrs. and/or $75,000;
Sale: 5 yrs. and/or $100,000;
Sale or delivery of: 2.5 g.-1 oz.: 10 yrs. and/or $250,000;
Over 1 oz.: 20 yrs. and/or $1,000,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties;
Sale to minor or on school grounds: up to 5-10 yrs. and/or $25,000
(Permissive Inference) 300 g. or more with intent to sell: up to 30 yrs. and/or $1 million (same applies to 60 g. of crack cocaine)

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VIRGINIA 18.2-247; 54.1-3448 Class 5 felony 5-40 yrs. and up to $500,000 If defendant proves he gave drug (1) not for profit; (2) not to an inmate, or (3) not for recipient to become addicted, then Class 5 felony;
"Drug kingpin" if over 5 kg.: up to $1,000,000 and 20 yrs. to life with 20 yrs. mandatory;
Subsequent offense: at court or jury's discretion, life or not less than 5 yrs. and up to $500,000;
Sale to minor or within 1000 ft. of school: stricter penalties
 
WASHINGTON 69.50.101, et seq. Up to 5 yrs. and/or $10,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties
[Effective July 2004] Class B felony; 1) up to 10 yrs. and/or $25,000 (less than 2 kg.) or 2) $100,000 and $50 for each g. in excess (over 2 kg.)
Subsequent offense: up to double penalties;
Sale within 1000 ft. of school: double penalties;
Sale to minor: Class C felony
 
WEST VIRGINIA 60A-1-101 to 60A-8-13 Misdemeanor, 90 days to 6 months and/or $1000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties
Felony, 1-15 yrs. and/or $25,000;
Subsequent offense: double penalties;
Sale to minor or within 1000 ft. of school: mandatory 2 yrs.
Transport into the state with intent to deliver: felony, 1-15 yrs. and/or $25,000
WISCONSIN §961.41 et seq. Possession or attempt to possess: 1 yr. and/or up to $5000 in county jail;
Subsequent offense: class I felony
Less than 1 g.: class G felony; 1–5 g.: class F felony; 5–15 g.: class E felony; 15–40 g.: class D felony; over 40 g.: class C felony; Sale within 1000 ft. of school: mandatory 3 yrs. without parole  
WYOMING 35-7-1001 to 1057 Less than 3 g. of cocaine or less than .5 g. of crack: misdemeanor, up to 1 yr. and/or $1000;
Greater than 3 g. of cocaine or .5 g. of crack: felony, 7 yrs. and/or $15,000;
Subsequent offense: up to 5 yrs. and/or $5000 or double penalties
Up to 20 yrs. and/or $25,000;
Subsequent offense or sale to minor or within drug-free zone: double penalties
 
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almost 6 years ago

Looking at the variance in penalties from state to state, I must say there is something going on behind the sceen. If this country learned anything from the prohibition days, it would be easy to make decisions that would save this country billions of dollars each year. There should be no variation in penalties for cocaine and marijuana possession between states.

This country promotes drug trafficking and welcomes foreign countries to supply our citizens with illegal substances. This is a big money game that is supported by our local government.

The drug cartels of South America, Mexico, Africa, Asia, etc could be eliminated if the United States changed our current laws.

Take Marijuana and Cocaine for example. If the United States legalized these products, we would be able to put these drug cartels out of business.

All we need to do is set restrictions on the age requirements and legal substance abuse limits. There is no difference between tobacco, alcohol, weed or cocaine. These are all substances that our citizens choose to use, we cannot allow foreign countries to hold us hostage based on our silly laws.

There are numerous individulals in our local government that support these foreign drug initiatives. It is our responsibility as US citizens to vote for change. Please talk to your neighboors and vote to put a stop to these ridiculas laws that allow foreign countries to thrive off of our innocent children.

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almost 6 years ago

there is a big difference between weed and cocaine or alcohol... that being that you can overdose and die on cocaine and alcohol... you can not overdose on weed so get a real life itiot

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over 3 years ago

LIGGY

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