Question: What Is The Usual Sentence For Drug Possession?

What is a usable amount of drugs?

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A “usable amount” is a quantity that is enough to be used by someone as a controlled substance.

Useless traces (or debris) are not usable amounts.

On the other hand, a usable amount does not have to be enough, in either amount or strength, to intoxicate the user..

There are two types of drugs: Legal drugs are known as over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) drugs. Alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine are all legal drugs as well.

Is it illegal to use drugs or just possess them?

Drug possession is criminalized under both state and federal laws, and it is typically broken down into two categories: simple possession and possession with intent to distribute. While simple possession is often a misdemeanor, possession with intent to distribute typically carries much harsher sentences.

What qualifies as intent to distribute?

The “possession with intent to distribute” means to possess with intent to deliver or transfer possession of a controlled substance to another person, with or without any financial interest in the transaction.