(1) A person is guilty of trafficking in marijuana when he knowingly and unlawfully traffics in marijuana.
(2) Trafficking in less than eight (8) ounces of marijuana is: (a) For a first offense a Class A misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 218A.1421

  • In-person: includes telehealth examinations. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Marijuana: means all parts of the plant Cannabis sp. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Person: means individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Second or subsequent offense: means that for the purposes of this chapter an offense is considered as a second or subsequent offense, if, prior to his or her conviction of the offense, the offender has at any time been convicted under this chapter, or under any statute of the United States, or of any state relating to substances classified as controlled substances or counterfeit substances, except that a prior conviction for a nontrafficking offense shall be treated as a prior offense only when the subsequent offense is a nontrafficking offense. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010
  • Transfer: means to dispose of a controlled substance to another person without consideration and not in furtherance of commercial distribution. See Kentucky Statutes 218A.010

(b) For a second or subsequent offense a Class D felony.
(3) Trafficking in eight (8) or more ounces but less than five (5) pounds of marijuana is:
(a) For a first offense a Class D felony.
(b) For a second or subsequent offense a Class C felony. (4) Trafficking in five (5) or more pounds of marijuana is:
(a) For a first offense a Class C felony.
(b) For a second or subsequent offense a Class B felony.
(5) The unlawful possession by any person of eight (8) or more ounces of marijuana shall be prima facie evidence that the person possessed the marijuana with the intent to sell or transfer it.
Effective: July 14, 1992
History: Created 1992 Ky. Acts ch. 441, sec. 18, effective July 14, 1992.