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    Possession / Drug Paraphernalia Offenses

    Marijuana possession under 42.5 grams and drug paraphernalia possession are considered petty misdemeanors in Minnesota. Possession of drugs other than marijuana can be misdemeanor or felony offenses. Drug offenses, even petty misdemeanor offenses, can have serious immigration consequences.

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    Difference Between Sale and Possession

    The sale of drugs, or the intended or attempted sale of drugs, is illegal in Minnesota. The consequences for being convicted of selling or attempting to sell drugs is more extreme than the consequences of a drug possession charge. Drug charges can have serious immigration consequences.

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