Arkansas Marijuana Laws

Arkansas Marijuana Laws

In Arkansas, cannabis is illegal.

Possession of up to 4 oz of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by a $2,500 fine and 1 year in jail. Possession of larger amounts of the substance is punished with harsher penalties.

Possession with intent to distribute entails more severe penalties: a person who was caught for possessing less than 14 grams of cannabis with the intent to deliver the drug to another person may be fined $2,500 and spend up to 1 year in prison. Possession of larger quantities of cannabis is a felony punishable by a sentence of maximum 30 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Furthermore, a second or subsequent conviction results in a doubled penalty.

Delivering up to 14 grams of marijuana to another person is a misdemeanor punishable by a $2,500 fine and a maximum of 1 year in jail.

Sale and cultivation of marijuana are illegal and viewed as either simple possession or as possession with intent to deliver.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Laws

Currently, Arkansas has no medical marijuana program.

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