Throughout the country, laws concerning marijuana and its legality have been undergoing a seismic shift. In some states, marijuana has been decriminalized and individuals may possess specific amounts for their own use without facing criminal sanctions. In other areas, marijuana is still considered an illegal substance and its possession, distribution or manufacture can lead to criminal charges against an individual. Indiana residents may be confused about the status of the substance in the state, and the best information can come from a local attorney with knowledge of drug and criminal laws.
Marijuana in Indiana
The state of Indiana has not decriminalized marijuana. Under state law, possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor. The degree of misdemeanor and associated penalties can vary depending on the circumstances of the individual’s case and whether they have faced prior drug charges. Readers should also know that associated substances, such as hash oil, hashish and salvia are also subject to misdemeanor charges.
Possession, distribution and manufacturing
Marijuana charges can grow from simple possession. While possession may be charged if a person has marijuana or another related substance on their person or under their control, selling or making marijuana can bring about even more and more serious charges. Depending on the facts of the case brought against a person, their drug charges may extend into the realm of felonies.
It can be hard to understand the many different marijuana laws that exist throughout the country, not to mention the standards also set by federal law. No Indianapolis resident should have to work to overcome their drug charges on their own. The attorneys of Kammen & Moudy are available to help them every step of the way.