Marijuana charges are brought under Florida Statute 893.13. Currently, there is no medical marijuana provision in Florida. Even if you hold a valid prescription from another state, the prescription will not be recognized by law enforcement here in Florida. You will be arrested and taken to jail.
Possession of marijuana is a felony if the amount in your possession is over 20 grams. Felony Possession of Marijuana is a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
If the amount of marijuana found is under 20 grams it is a misdemeanor. If it is charged as a first degree misdemeanor, it is punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
If you are adjudicated guilty of possession of marijuana, whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor, your license will be suspended for a period of two years. Even if you do not have a Florida license, most states have reciprocity. That means if Florida reports a suspension, your home state will probably recognize it.
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