Trafficking in Controlled Substances: Marijuana NRS 453.339

Nevada’s marijuana trafficking law prohibits a person who knowingly or intentionally sells, manufactures, delivers or brings into this state or who knowingly or intentionally in actual or constructive possession of marijuana. Think of this as a prohibition against all stages marijuana’s commercial life cycle. It is also prohibits and provides greater penalties for possession of large amounts of marijuana. Prosecutors will have to prove that one knowingly or intentionally sells, manufactures, delivers, or brings into the state of Nevada or one knowingly or intentionally had actual or constructive possession of marijuana.

The amounts of the marijuana trafficking will trigger the following penalties:

  • 100 pounds or more, but less than 2,000 pounds is a category C felony and a minimum 1 year to a maximum 5 year prison sentence and by a fine of not more than $25,000
  • 2,000 pounds or more , but less than 10,000 pounds is a category B felony and a 2 year minimum to a maximum 10 year prison sentence and by a fine not more than $50,000
  • 10,000 pounds or more is a category A felony and a life sentence with possibility of parole beginning at a minimum 5 years served or a definite 15 years with parole beginning at 5 years served and by a fine of not more than $200,000

Trafficking is not a charge to take lightly because it carries serious prison terms and fines. Contact The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata for a consultation for trafficking marijuana or other controlled substances at 702-366-0891.

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