Can I be charged with possession of marijuana in Pennsylvania if I’m a passenger in someone’s car and marijuana is found? What does’possession’ mean under Pennsylvania’s marijuana laws?

In Pennsylvania, a passenger in a car in which marijuana is found can be charged with possession of marijuana, even if the marijuana did not belong to them. However, if the marijuana was not theirs and was not found on their person, there is a greater chance the passenger will not be charged with possession, and the passenger has a better defense if they are indeed charged.

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How can a Pennsylvania marijuana lawyer help me?

If you have been arrested for the offense of marijuana possession in Pennsylvania, a drug attorney or marijuana lawyer can help you in two important ways. A Pennsylvania marijuana lawyer can review plea bargain offers and programs and help you select plea bargain offers and programs.

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How many marijuana cigarettes (joints) can be made from 1 ounce of marijuana?

In Pennsylvania, because marijuana possession penalties are more severe if individuals possess more than 30 grams (a little more than an ounce) of marijuana, it can be useful to know exactly how many marijuana cigarettes equal an ounce. An ounce (28.35 grams) typically makes about 60 marijuana cigarettes, also called “joints.” But the real amount will actually depend on the potency of the joints being made – some contain a lot, so an ounce of marijuana will only produce about 30 joints, while others will contain not so much marijuana, so an ounce will produce around 100 joints.

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Marijuana and Pennsylvania Drug Courts

Drug courts, considered part of Pennsylvania’s problem-solving court system, have been shown across the nation to reduce costs and the rate of recidivism when compared to traditional penalties like jail time. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) funded the state’s first drug treatment court in Philadelphia in 1999.

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana is illegal in Pennsylvania. The Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act was proposed late in 2009, and that bill is in the early stages of the legislative process. Until medical marijuana is legalized in Pennsylvania, medical users potentially face the same penalties as recreational users.

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How would a conviction for Pennsylvania marijuana possession affect my auto insurance?

Marijuana convictions in Pennsylvania are unlikely to affect your car insurance, unless the conviction relates to driving under the influence of marijuana. This is simply because car insurance carriers often don’t care about convictions unless they are for traffic-related offenses (like speeding tickets or DUIs). But a Pennsylvania marijuana DUI will likely make your rates go up, or your coverage may even be dropped, depending on the policies of your individual insurance carrier.

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Is K2 illegal in Pennsylvania?

The synthetic substance K2 (JWH-018) and other cannabinoids are legal in Pennsylvania. K2 is also known as genie, spice, zohai, or fake weed, and is typically sold as incense. K2 is also sometimes called “synthetic marijuana,” but this confuses the substance with tetrahydrocannabinols, which are illegal in Pennsylvania.

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