Even though marijuana is legal across the state of Colorado, it is still considered an illegal substance in the state of Nebraska. Because marijuana is illegal in Nebraska, it’s best to leave your edibles in Colorado if you are traveling to Nebraska.
Recently, Nebraska passed legislation to decriminalize some amounts of marijuana. However, Nebraska recognizes edibles as a THC concentrate because the edibles are made from hash oil and are not from the marijuana flower. Because Nebraska sees edibles as hash oil, the penalties for driving out of Colorado with edibles tend to be higher. If you were arrested for driving edibles out of Colorado, contact us today to setup a consultation.
Penalties for Driving out of Colorado with Edibles
There are a variety of different punishments for different drug crimes in Nebraska. Nebraska Revised Statute 28-416 lists out the offenses and maximum penalties for each offense.
Below is a list of penalties that might be incurred for crimes related to marijuana charges:
Edibles and Concentrates
- If you are caught driving out of Colorado with edibles, this is considered at class IV felony. Edibles are made with THC hash or THC concentrate, making the potency of edibles much higher. You could get up to two years in jail or pay up to $10,000 in fines if caught driving out of Colorado with edibles or THC concentrates.
- If you have less than an ounce of marijuana flower found on you, this is a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $300. If the amount of marijuana is between one ounce and one pound, the penalties could reach up to three months in prison and a fine of up to $500. Finally, over a pound of marijuana is a Class IV felony. The penalties could reach up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
- If you get caught with drug paraphernalia such as pipes or bongs, the maximum fine for your first offense is up to $100. However, if there is resign on the paraphernalia from its previous usage, the penalty may change. You could instead be charged for having marijuana flower or concentrates found within the paraphernalia.
If You Have A Drug Charge In Nebraska, Contact Your Local Attorney
At Petersen Criminal Defense Law, we have been defending our clients for decades. If you have a drug charge in Nebraska, contact us today for a free case evaluation. We have the experience and know-how to help you with your drug charges.