1 ounce or less:
Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000.
More than 1 ounce:
Penalty: Felony with 1 to 10 years in prison (1 year mandatory minimum) and a maximum fine of $5,000.
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