Virgin Islands Marijuana Laws

WSJ Team January 6, 2011 0

Possession

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

Any amount (first offense)*

Misdemeanor

1 year

$5,000

Any amount (second offense)

Felony

2 years

$10,000

Notes*

*Conditional discharge available

Trafficking

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

50 to 200 lbs

Felony

3 years MMS*

$25,000

200 to 1,000 lbs

Felony

5 years MMS*

$50,000

1,000 lbs or more

Felony

15 years MMS*

$200,000

To a minor

Felony

Double Penalty

Double Penalty

Within 1,000 feet of a school or specified areas

Felony

2 years MMS*

Notes*

*MMS= Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Sale or Cultivation

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

50 lbs or less (first offense)

Felony

5 years

$15,000

50 lbs or less (subsequent offense)

Felony

10 years

$30,000

To a minor

Felony

Double Penalty

Double Penalty

Within 1,000 feet of a school or specified areas

Felony

2 years MMS*

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More than 50 lbs

See Trafficking

Gift of small amount

See Possession

Notes*

*MMS= Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Miscellaneous

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

Paraphernalia possession or use

Misdemeanor

1 year

$5,000

Paraphernalia manufacture, delivery or sale

Felony

3 years

$15,000

State Regulations

Conditional Release

The state allows alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions

MMS

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

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