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Drug possession and intent to distribute

All drug charges are something worth taking seriously, but charges of possession with intent to distribute are very serious indeed. While Mississippi is surprisingly forward thinking in some areas of drug law, such as allowing for decriminalization of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute moves beyond a basic violation and into fairly serious, potentially life-altering legal territory.

Mississippi does not apply marijuana decriminalization equally

Mississippi does not generally have a reputation as a politically or socially progressive state, but it is one of the states that has decriminalized carrying small amounts of marijuana. This may come as a surprise to many people who view the war on drugs as racially motivated, especially considering Mississippi's complex history of racial injustice.

Is it illegal to ship myself marijuana in the mail?

Several states have led the charge to legalize the recreational use of marijuana over the last several years, but that legal freedom has yet to come to Mississippi. While we do enjoy statewide decriminalization of marijuana, possessing, growing, shipping, and consuming it are still illegal.

Understanding Mississippi's marijuana laws

While some states have legalized the sale of medical and recreational marijuana, the law in Mississippi is still tough on marijuana sales. In fact, you could be facing the possibility of years in prison if you are accused of selling or trafficking marijuana in Mississippi.

AG Sessions orders prosecutors to trigger mandatory drug sentences

Overturning a 2013 memo from the Obama Administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just ordered prosecutors to ensure sentencing judges have all the information they need to hand down harsh, mandatory minimum sentences -- even for low-level drug offenders.

Could marijuana Breathalyzers lead to criminal charges?

A number of media reports have highlighted the trend of accidents involving drugged drivers. This may prompt law enforcement to seek out more of these drivers to take them off the road. However, many portable testing kits may not accurately determine if a driver is driving while impaired by THC (the psychotropic element of marijuana).

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