Lorain, OH, Ohio
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
Legislation: Possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana is a citable offense only, with a fine of $100. Possession of 100 grams or more is punishable by a fine of up to $250. For possession of 200 grams or more, the penalty increases to a possible sentence of 6 months – one year in jail. Possession of 1,000 grams or more is punishable by 1 – 5 years in prison. Any possession of less than 5,000 grams does not carry the presumption of prison, which leaves available the possibility of probation. Possession of 5,000 grams of marijuana or more is punishable by 1 – 5 years in prison. For any amount or 20,000 grams or more the penalty increases to a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years in prison.
Ohio almost decriminalized personal use of reasonable amounts, except “Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and sale of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 90 days in jail.
For all drug convictions, including minor misdemeanors, the offender’s driver’s license is also suspended for a period of 6 months – 5 years. Professional licenses are also suspended.” source: NORML.com You can read this PDF detailing the serious consequences they add on to the supposedly “minor misdemeanors” http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/pdf/col_sanc_pdfs/state_details_pdfs/OHIO.pdf
“Under Ohio’s law, motorists with detectable levels of THC in the blood above 2 ng/ml or detectable levels of THC-COOH in the urine above 15 ng/ml are guilty of DUID. (Ohio Revised Code Annotated Section 4511.19, Amended by Senate Bill 8)
* If violated, a mandatory jail term of three consecutive days (seventy-two consecutive hours.) The court may sentence an offender to both an intervention program and a jail term. The court may impose a jail term in addition to the three-day mandatory jail term or intervention program. However, in no case shall the cumulative jail term imposed for the offense exceed six months.
* The court may suspend the execution of the three-day jail term under this division if the court, in lieu of that suspended term, places the offender under a community control sanction and requires the offender to attend, for three consecutive days, a drivers’ intervention program.
* License may be suspended from a definite period of six months to three years.”
Law Enforcement: Most police officers don’t even care if you are smoking and minding your own business. As long as you arn’t in trouble for any other violation of the law the police will leave you alone. While there arnt many police that care that doesnt mean that there isnt a few who do though.
Marijuana prices: Quality varies but 80-90% of all the weed here is at least mids or better. People usually sell dimes and nickels but homegrown hydro will go for $20 a gram. An ounce goes for $110. I prefer buying dimes because most of the weed in them is hydro quality in my opinion.