What are the penalties for a person over 18 years of age in Philadelphia with 30 grams (one ounce) or less of cannabis-weed on their person in a public space who does not plan to sell it?

Assuming no other violations or crimes are being committed at the time, the penalty for possessing 30 grams or less of cannabis is a $25.00 fine for each violation. Philadelphia Code Title 10 §10-2102 5(a).

The PHILADELPHIA police or other authorized law enforcement officer will issue a Notice of Violation in person or via First Class Mail. Not all law enforcement agency are required to follow local laws. This is only a Philadelphia County law. State and Federal laws treat possession of cannabis as a criminal offence.

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