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Medical Marijuana Attorney in Atlanta

Defense from the Law Office of Matthew T. McNally

The state of Georgia does not recognize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Because there is no legislation that permits the use of medical marijuana, it is illegal for people who are suffering from painful, debilitating, and fatal illnesses to use marijuana to treat their ailments. People in Atlanta who use marijuana for medicinal purposes risk being arrested and prosecuted on marijuana charges.

If you are charged with a marijuana offense and have been using it for medicinal purposes, speak with our Atlanta drug crime attorney to evaluate your options. We are backed by more than a decade of legal experience and provide free initial case consultations!

Georgia Medical Marijuana Law

Although Georgia does have a resolution in the law books that affirms the value of medical marijuana, it does not change the fact that it is illegal to possess or cultivate marijuana for medical purposes. Therefore, if you are found in possession of medical marijuana, you will face the same criminal charges as a person who is in possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes. Likewise, if you are found cultivating marijuana for medicinal purposes, you will face criminal charges for marijuana cultivation.

Penalties for Medical Marijuana in Atlanta

Because state law does not recognize marijuana for medical purposes, you will face criminal charges for possessing or cultivating marijuana. If convicted of the charges, you will be subjected to a number of penalties.

Penalties for possession of marijuana are as follows:

  • Under an ounce:
    • Up to 12 months in jail
    • Up to a $1,000 in fines plus surcharges
    • 6 month driver's license suspension
  • Over an ounce:
    • 1 to 10 years in prison
    • Up to a $100,000 in fines plus surcharges
    • 6 month driver's license suspension

Penalties for cultivating marijuana are as follows:

  • 10 pounds or less:
    • 1-10 years in prison
  • 10-2,000 pounds:
    • No less than 5 years in prison
    • Up to $100,000 in fines
  • 2,000-10,000 pounds:
    • No less than 7 years in prison
    • Up $250,000 in fines
  • 10,000 pounds or more:
    • No less than 15 years in prison
    • Up to $1 million in fines

Fighting Your Drug Crime Charges

If you have been charged for possessing or cultivating marijuana for medical use, you must contact an experienced drug crime lawyer right away. Attorney Matthew T. McNally has handled many medical marijuana cases throughout his career and can provide you with the superior defense you need throughout the legal process. Mr. McNally does not think you are a criminal and will do everything possible to ensure you are cleared of your charges.He understands that you are in pain, and that you are trying to do whatever you can to alleviate that pain. He will do everything possible to reason with the prosecution, judge, and jury, and negotiate for a reduction or even a dismissal of your charges.

Do not head to court without quality legal representation. Let our skilled Atlanta medical marijuana lawyer protect your rights and help you avoid a criminal conviction! Contact our firm today.

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