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Marijuana Possession And State Vs. Federal Laws

Does State Law Handle Marijuana Possession Differently Than Federal Law?

In some cases, yes. The legality of marijuana use, whether medicinal or recreational, has been a much debated issue — with some states declaring certain uses for it to be legal, even if they remain illegal at the federal level. This can seem confusing to someone who is facing charges, and unfamiliar with how these laws work — and that is why seeking advise from a knowledgeable Orlando criminal defense attorney, such as Hal Uhrig and his team at the Defense Group, is important.

“Most of the crimes which are illegal in state court are also illegal as federal crimes. Now there’s a lot of controversy going on right now with some of those states that have legalized, if you will, marijuana at the State level. They’re still crimes on the federal level.  Florida has not done that so it’s illegal either way.  We don’t have to worry about that.”