North Carolina

Possession of Marijuana

Amount Penalty Fines Jail Time Additional penalties that may apply
up to ½ ounce misdemeanor up to $200 n/a n/a
between ½ and 1.5 ounces misdemeanor up to $1,000 up to 45 days n/a
between 1.5 ounces and 10 pounds felony up to $1,000 up to one year in prison n/a

Marijuana Sales

Amount Penalty Fines Jail Time
10 pounds or less felony up to $1,000 between 4 and 8 months
between 10 and 50 pounds felony up to $5,000 mandatory minimum of 25 months and up to 39 months
between 50 and 2,000 pounds felony up to $25,000 mandatory minimum of 35 months and up to 51 months
between 2,000 and 10,000 pounds felony up to $50,000 mandatory minimum of 70 months and up to 93 months
10,000 pounds or more felony up to $200,000 mandatory minimum of 175 months and up to 222 months

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Number of Convictions Fines Jail Time License Suspension Additional penalties that may apply
First conviction up to $200 between 24 hours and 60 days in jail n/a up to 24 hours of community service
conviction w/ aggravating factors (Ie: prior convictions or causing bodily injury judge may select harsher punishment from above judge may select harsher punishment from above judge may select harsher punishment from above judge may select harsher punishment from above
Third conviction (within 5 years) a fine of between $500 & $1,000 between 48 hours and 30 days in jail n/a
Fourth or subsequent convictions (within 5 years) a fine of between $1,000 & $10,000 mandatory minimum of 240 days in jail (and up to 5 years in prison) n/a