6 States with Severe Marijuana-Related Laws

6 States with Severe Marijuana-Related Laws

October 05, 2017

As society becomes more accepting of marijuana and more states legalize marijuana, it's shocking to realize that some states still treat marijuana as if it is a hardcore, deadly drug like heroin or meth. Below are a few states to avoid marijuana in.

Louisiana

In Louisiana, growing just one marijuana plant or distributing any marijuana can result in 5-30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Indiana

Indiana legalized cannabidiol (CBD) for epileptic patients in 2017, but possession of a single marijuana joint can lead to one year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

South Dakota

Simple possession of marijuana flower in South Dakota can lead to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine, while possession of marijuana concentrates can lead to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Arizona

Arizona legalized medical marijuana for certain medical conditions in 2010, but marijuana possession without an Arizona medical marijuana card is a felony with years of possible jail time. Furthermore, Arizona has a zero tolerance driving law, so any trace of marijuana in a person's blood can result in felony DUI.

Texas

Texas legalized a low-THC medical marijuana law for certain qualifying conditions in 2017, but possessing 2 ounces or less of marijuana can lead to 6 months in prison and a maximum fine of $2,000.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin legalized cannabidiol (CBD) for epileptic patients in 2013, but marijuana possession of less than one ounce can lead to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.