What are the penalties for a minor or child smoking or using a small amount (less than 8 Grams ) of Cannabis in the form of hash or hashish in Harrisburg?

If an officer finds a minor or person under the age of 18 in smoking or using a small amount of marijuana they may:

1. Temporarily detain the minor;

2. Inform the minor’s parents-guardians that their child has been found in personal possession of a small amount of marijuana;

3. Issue a copy of the citation to the parent-guardian and inform them that they are responsible for paying the $150 fine;

4. Provide the parent or guardian with contact information for a local agency that deals with substance abuse education and treatment.

Harrisburg City Code § 3.373.3-3.373.5

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