Even though New York has legalized medicinal marijuana, it still has some tough marijuana laws . New York criminalizes the sale and cultivation of marijuana as well as the possession of marijuana if it is for more than for personal use. Of the New York marijuana laws, concentrated cannabis trafficking has the harshest penalties.
While marijuana in herb form is not considered a controlled substance in New York, concentrated cannabis, such as hash oil, cannabis oil, cannabis wax, and even edibles containing cannabis ARE considered a controlled substance and carry harsher penalties for sale and possession.
It is a common misconception that an individual can only be convicted of marijuana trafficking for possession or selling large quantities of marijuana. However, this is not the case. New York has several provisions under which an individual may be charged with marijuana trafficking.
For example, an individual may be charged with marijuana trafficking for selling concentrated cannabis when the aggregate profit exceeds $75,000 during a set period of time. This law can be complex.
It is highly recommended to consult an experienced New York marijuana lawyer to prepare a strong defense if charged with marijuana trafficking.
Marijuana Trafficking Attorney in Queens New York
Do not face marijuana trafficking charges alone. If charged with marijuana trafficking in New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Nassau or Suffolk Counties, it is important to consult an experienced marijuana defense attorney.
Rochelle S. Berliner of the Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner has years of experience defending individuals facing marijuana charges, including possession of marijuana, marijuana distribution, marijuana trafficking, and possession and sale of concentrated cannabis.
As a former Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of Special Narcotics, Rochelle S. Berliner has a thorough understanding of the tactics used by police and prosecutors and will build the strongest defense possible in your case. Contact Law Office at for a confidential review of your case.
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New York Penal Law § 220.77 criminalizes drug trafficking, including the trafficking of concentrated cannabis, which is considered a controlled substance. Under New York Penal Law § 220.77(1), an individual is considered a major trafficker and guilty of marijuana trafficking if the individual acts as a director of a controlled substance organization during a one year period where the organization sells at least one controlled substance and the profits from the sales total $75,000 or more.
Trafficking marijuana in the form of concentrated cannabis is considered a serious offense in the state of New York. Such trafficking is a Class A-1 felony, the highest felony charge an individual can receive. Other Class A-felonies include murder, kidnapping, and arson in the first degree. A Class A-1 felony is punishable by a minimum of fifteen (15) years to a maximum of life in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
New York NORML – NORML is an American non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, whose aim is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the legalization of non-medical marijuana in the United States so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.
Marijuana Trafficking Attorney Queens New York
If you have been arrested in Queens, Kings, New York, Bronx, Nassau or Suffolk Counties for marijuana trafficking, make sure to contact Law Office immediately. It is best to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney when you have been accused of marijuana trafficking so a strong defense can be built for your case.
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