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Georgia’s Serious Penalties for Marijuana Possession

While many states have decriminalized or even legalized recreational marijuana, Georgia has not. In fact, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana could lead to up to 12 months’ incarceration and fines up to $1,000. Those caught with more than an ounce could face felony charges, with a conviction leading to a jail term of one to 10 years. Medical marijuana, however, is legal in the state.

Georgia’s drug laws, including those for marijuana, can negatively affect people’s ability to hold a job, find an apartment and avoid a vicious cycle that sticks with them for the rest of their lives. Work with a skilled Georgia criminal defense attorney at James D. Michael, P.C. to give yourself a fighting chance. Call us at 404-857-4059 or contact us online to speak with our legal team.