Georgia State University – State Drug Law Summary

State Drug Law Summary

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State Drug Law Summary
Description Conditions / Quantity Jail Term (years) Fine
Marijuana

Possess: 1 oz. or less

Possess, manufacture, distribute, or purchase greater than 1 oz. but less than 50 lbs.

Trafficking: 50-1,999 lbs.

2,000 – 9,999 lbs.

10,000 lbs. or more

up to 1

1-10

 
5

7

15

up to $1,000

 

$100,000

$250,000

$1,000,000

Schedule I Controlled
Substances

Purchase or possess: first offense

Second or subsequent offense

Manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute: first offense

Second or subsequent offense

2-15

5-30

5-30

10-40 or life

Methaqualone

Trafficking: 200-399 g.

400 g. or more

5

15

$50,000

$250,000

Schedule II Controlled Substances

Purchase or possess: first offense

Second or subsequent offense

Manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute: first offense

Second or subsequent offense

2-15

5-30

5-30

10-40 or life

Cocaine

Trafficking: 28-199 g.

200-399 g.

400 g. or more

10

15

25

$200,000

$300,000

$1,000,000

Morphine, Opium and Heroin

Trafficking: 4-13 g.

14-27 g.

28 g. or more

5

10

25

$50,000

$100,000

$500,000

Methamphetamine

Trafficking: 28-199 g.

200-399 g.

400 g. or more

10

15

25

$200,000

$300,000

$1,000,000

Schedule III, IV, and V Controlled Substances

Possess: first offense

Second or subsequent offense

Manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute

1-5

1-10

1-10

Any

Manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of elementary or secondary school, park, playground, recreation center, housing project, or drug-free commercial zone: first offense

Second or subsequent offense

up to 20

 

 

 
5-40

up to $20,000

 

 

up to $40,000