Kentucky Marijuana Possession Laws

Kentucky Marijuana Possession LawsKentucky Marijuana Possession Laws:

 

Up to 8 ounces:

Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 45 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $250.

 

Anything above 8 ounces is considered for distribution purposes. Below is Kentucky’s distribution laws:

 

Less than 8 oz (first offense)MisdemeanorIncarceration: 1 yearFine: $500
Less than 8 oz (subsequent offense)FelonyIncarceration: 1 – 5 yearsFine: $10,000
8 oz – 5 lbs (first offense)FelonyIncarceration: 1 – 5 yearsFine: $10,000
8 oz – 5 lbs (subsequent offense)FelonyIncarceration: 5 – 10 yearsFine: $10,000
5 lbs or more (first offense)FelonyIncarceration: 5 – 10 yearsFine: $10,000
5 lbs or more (subsequent offense)FelonyIncarceration: 10 – 20 yearsFine: $10,000
To a minor (first offense)FelonyIncarceration: 5 – 10 yearsFine: $10,000
To a minor (subsequent offense)FelonyIncarceration: 10 – 20 yearsFine: $10,000
Within 1000 yards of a school or parkFelonyIncarceration: 1 – 5 yearsFine: $10,000

 

 

For further information on Kentucky marijuana laws – including penalties for cultivation – click here. For recent updates to Kentucky’s marijuana possession laws and other Kentucky-related stories, click here.

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