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Concentrated Forms of Marijuana

Under Florida law, the possession of less than 20 grams of the green leafy version of marijuana is punishable as a first-degree misdemeanor. But what happens if the green leafy version of marijuana is concentrated into another form such as hash, oil, shatter, wax or dabs?

Any concentrated form of marjuana, other than simply drying out the leaves, is charged as a third-degree felony under Florida law.

So if you get caught with dabs, a prosecutor with the state attorney's office can charge the offense as a felony for possession of a controlled substance (even if it took less then 20 grams of the green leafy substance to make the concentrated form of the substance).

In Hillsborough County, FL, the crime is often charged as "possession of cannabis sativa resin," a third-degree felony with a standard bond of $2,000 in Hillsborough County, FL.

In many of these cases, the prosecutor can be persuaded to treat the offense like a misdemeanor which could result in a dismissal of the charges, especially if you agree to enter a misdemeanor diversion program.

Of course, the best result is getting the charges dropped outright, usually because of an illegal search or insufficient evidence to prove actual or constructive possession.

Lawyers for Cannabis Concentrate in Tampa, FL

If you were caught with any concentrated form of cannabis, including dabs, wax, oil or hash, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, FL. Related offenses involve the possession of paraphernalia used for “dabbing” or “vaping.”

Although possession of dabs or any other form of concentrated marijuana is a third-degree felony in Florida, our attorneys are familiar with the best ways to fight the charges.

Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about the charges pending against you, the potential punishments for those charges, and the best ways to fight the case. 

In many felony marijuana cases, the best results come after your attorney files a motion to suppress because of an illegal search. Charges might also be dropped or dismissed after your attorney files a motion to dismiss because of insufficient evidence of actual or constructive possession.

Call (813) 250-0500 today.


This article was last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.