Minnesota Drug Laws

Each state has its own unique drug laws and penalties. For example, while the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in many states across the country, it’s still illegal to possess or sell marijuana in Minnesota.

Get informed on more of Minnesota’s drug laws to remain compliant in this state.

Illegal Substances in Minnesota

Minnesota outlaws many different controlled substances. A “controlled substance” is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by the government. Typically, these are compounds that have a high potential for serious intoxication or abuse.

Examples of controlled substances that are illegal to possess or sell in Minnesota include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Hallucinogenic drugs

The penalties for the possession or sale of these controlled substances range from less than one year in prison and up to a $10,000 fine, up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The penalty you receive depends on the amount of controlled substance in your possession at the time of your arrest.

Facing a Drug Charge? Contact Us Today

If you or someone you love has been charged with a drug crime in Minnesota, our defense attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. are here to protect your rights. Two of our attorneys are board-certified specialists by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, an achievement only 3% of attorneys can claim. We have what it takes to defend your rights.

Contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. at (612) 444-5020 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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