What are the penalties for a person over 18 years of age in State College with 8 grams or less of hash or hashish on their person in a public space who does not plan to sell it?

Weed possession State College. The penalty for having a small amount of cannabis in a public space in the city of State College is a citation with a fine of $250. A small amount of weed is defined as 30 grams or less of cannabis or 8 grams or less of hash. Additionally, there may be added penalties if the weed is in what can be defined as paraphernalia. This law is for adults only within the State College city limits. State College City Code § 1-1053-1054

However, police agencies do not have to follow this law. This law only applies to State College city limits. Therefore, police can choose to enforce State and Federal penalties if they deem it to be necessary.

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