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.”
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: In the city of Akron itself, it’s not too bad. I have personally been “caught” with marijuana; however, in all but one case the police seemed to have better things to do. In all reality, with the decriminalization of pot in Ohio, the worst that happens in the now crime-ridden Akron is the standard ticket and six-month DL suspension…unless you’re a di*k to the police, in which case they’ll nail you on the paper your “J” is rolled in and haul you in for the night. If you are polite and decent to the police, your chances of getting off are pretty good. Be firm, assert your right not to be searched, but be cool: I assure you they have bigger fish to fry.
Where to buy marijuana in Akron: The Middlebury neighborhood immediately east of the University of Akron should suffice if you ask around. As a secondary option, “Lairdland” (search Google Maps for “Laird Ave.” in Akron for location) works pretty well if you need a “street deal”, but check what you get before handing the cash over and never give on “front”. If you’re white, avoid Kenmore and Elizabeth Park at all costs; otherwise, those places should be suitable.
Marijuana prices in Akron:
Top shelf: $50-60 for 1/8th ounce
Marijuana brands: One can easily get high quality cannabis with a good hook-up.
More information: Watch your back you might get scammed if they give you less than what you payed for be sure to tell them, they usually give up the rest. Be warned.