Marijuana Trafficking in Alabama is a Class A felony in Alabama. What differentiates “possession” from “trafficking” is quantity. As you can see from the statute below, trafficking in marijuana is a serious offense. If you are arrested for marijuana trafficking in Alabama, call an experienced marijuana trafficking attorney at The Nelson Law Firm for a free initial consultation at 205-994-3183.
(1) Any person who knowingly sells, manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, in excess of one kilo or 2.2 pounds of any part of the plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin including the completely defoliated mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil, or cake, or the completely sterilized samples of seeds of the plant which are incapable of germination is guilty of a felony, which felony shall be known as “trafficking in cannabis.” Nothing in this subdivision shall apply to samples of tetrahydrocannabinols including, but not limited to, all synthetic or naturally produced samples of tetrahydrocannabinols which contain more than 15 percent by weight of tetrahydrocannabinols and which do not contain plant material exhibiting the external morphological features of the plant cannabis. If the quantity of cannabis involved:
a. Is in excess of one kilo or 2.2 pounds, but less than 100 pounds, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three calendar years and to pay a fine of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).
b. Is 100 pounds or more, but less than 500 pounds, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five calendar years and to pay a fine of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).
c. Is 500 pounds or more, but less than 1,000 pounds, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 calendar years and to pay a fine of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).
d. Is 1,000 pounds or more, the person shall be sentenced to a mandatory term of imprisonment of life without parole.
Hiring an experienced marijuana trafficking attorney is extremely important. Marijuana trafficking is a Class A felony. An experienced marijuana trafficking attorney can help prepare your defense, evaluate the facts and technicalities of your particular case. Hiring an experienced marijuana trafficking attorney can also help mitigate the consequences of a conviction. If you are in need of a marijuana trafficking attorney, call The Nelson Law Firm at 205-994-3183.