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MississippiMississippi lives up to its nickname of the Hospitality State when it comes to its marijuana laws.  As one of the first states to decriminalize personal possession, Mississippi residents caught with less than 30 grams will receive a fine instead of jail time.  However, despite the hospitable nature of the laws, it is still important for residents to learn the paraphernalia laws in order to avoid any penalties.

Here you can find Mississippi’s Public Health Code 41-29-139 in its entirety.

Mississippi Marijuana Laws
Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
30 g or less (first offense) not classified N/A $250
30 g or less (second offense) not classified 5* - 60 days $250
30 g or less (third offense) not classified 5 days* - 6 mos $500
30 - 250 g felony 3 years $3,000
250 - 500 g felony 2* - 8 years $50,000
500 g - 5 kg felony 6* - 24 years $500,000
5 kg or more felony 10* - 30 years $1,000,000
In any part of a vehicle besides the trunk misdemeanor 90 days $1,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Sale
Less than 1 oz felony 3 years $3,000
1 oz - 1 kg felony 20 years $30,000
1 kg - 10 lbs felony 30 years $1,000,000
More than 10 lbs felony life $1,000,000
To a minor or within 1500 feet of a school, church, or other designated area is a felony that carries double incarceration period and fines.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of .1 g or less misdemeanor or felony 1 - 4 years $10,000
Possession of .1 g - 2 g felony 2* - 8 years $50,000
Possession of 2 g - 10 g felony 4* - 16 years $250,000
Possession of 10 g - 30 g felony 6* - 24 years $500,000
Possession of more than 30 g felony 10* - 30 years $1,000,000
Sale, barter, manufacture, transfer, or distribution N/A 30 years $1,000,000
Trafficking N/A 30 years* $1,000,000
*Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia misdemeanor 6 mos $500
Miscellaneous (license suspensions, civil damages, etc...)
Any conviction will result in a 6 month driver's license suspension.
Subsequent convictions will result in double penalties.