If you’re wondering if Oklahoma is one of the latest states to legalize recreational use, the answer is “no.” Additionally, it is not legal to smoke or consume marijuana in a medicinal level. While several marijuana-related bills have been sponsored in recent years, none have made it to the hearing stage. Hence, marijuana possession and sale are illegal and punishable by severe penalties.
In Oklahoma, any amount of marijuana—even residue or traces of it—is considered possession and subject for arrest. This includes joints, roaches, ashes, or even residue from a device—such as a pipe or bong—used to smoke marijuana.
Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense. It is punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $1,000.
It is illegal to grow, or cultivate, marijuana in this state. Furthermore, it is against the law to allow another person to use your residence or land to grow marijuana.
Cultivation of marijuana is considered a felony offense, which is punishable by a maximum fine of $50,000 and a prison sentence of up to two years. A second or subsequent conviction results in a maximum prison sentence of four years and a fine of up to $100,000.
Marijuana trafficking is considered the most serious charge in Oklahoma. Trafficking is defined as knowingly possessing, manufacturing, distributing, and bringing marijuana into the state.
The following are the penalties for trafficking marijuana based on the weight amount:
- 25 pounds or more – Maximum prison sentence of two years and a fine of up to $100,000
- 1,000 pounds or more (aggravated trafficking) – Maximum prison sentence of four years and a fine of up to $500,000.