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Despite changes across the country recognizing that marijuana has medical benefits and should not be illegal, Indiana still considers marijuana to be a controlled substance. Being in possession of this drug or driving with it in your system can subject you to serious penalties. If you are facing marijuana-related offenses, reach out to The Criminal Defense Team for help. 

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Indiana Marijuana Laws

Marijuana is considered a controlled substance in Indiana under state and federal law. It is a Schedule I drug here in Indiana. Common crimes that are charged related to Indiana include:

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of a small amount of marijuana is classified as a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense. This crime is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Subsequent offenses of possession of fewer than 30 grams of marijuana are classified as a Class A misdemeanor, which carries slightly more severe penalties, with up to one year in jail possible, along with a fine of up to $5,000.

Possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana can be charged as a Level 6 felony, punishable by up to 2.5 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Learn more about being charged with marijuana possession with our Indianapolis drug possession attorney.


In Indiana, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. You can face criminal charges for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI) if you are found to have a Schedule I or II controlled substance in your system after law enforcement administers a chemical test or if law enforcement can prove that your driving abilities were impaired due to your taking a controlled substance. 

This offense is generally a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500, along with a license suspension. You can face more severe penalties if you have prior OWI convictions or you were involved in an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury, catastrophic injury, or death. 

If you have been charged with an OWI or a DUI with marijuana, reach out to our DUI attorneys in Indianapolis today.

Sale or Distribution in Indianapolis

The sale or distribution of marijuana is also illegal in Indiana. The potential crime classification and penalties depend on the amount of drugs involved, as follows:

  • Less than 30 grams of marijuana – A Class A misdemeanor charge
  • More than 30 grams, less than 10 pounds of marijuana – A Level 6 felony
  • More than 10 pounds of marijuana – A Level 5 felony

Possession and Distribution of Hash, Hash Oil, and Hashish 

Possession and distribution of marijuana concentrates and hash, hash oil, and hashish is also illegal in Indiana. This is classified as a Class A misdemeanor for first-time offenders for amounts less than five grams. Possession of more than two grams or manufacture of 5 to 300 grams of marijuana concentrates is a Level 6 felony. The sale or distribution of more than 300 grams is a Level 5 felony. 

Possession of Paraphernalia

The possession of items to introduce a controlled substance in the body or enhance the effect of a controlled substance is a Class C misdemeanor for a first offense. 

Contact Our Indianapolis Marijuana Lawyers For A Confidential Consultation

If you have been charged with a criminal offense related to marijuana, the right legal defense can make an outcome in your case. The Criminal Defense Team can leverage our extensive knowledge of the law and the changing opinions regarding marijuana to fight for the best outcome possible. 

Fill out our online contact form today or call us at (317) 687-8326  for a confidential case consultation.