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Could your edibles result in a felony?

If you’re caught with marijuana edibles in South Dakota, the ramifications can be quite severe. While there are no penalties for one ounce or less, having more than two ounces is a felony. Not only does this mean that you could face up to $4,000 in fines, but you may also have to spend up to a year behind bars. 

Plus, felony charges typically stay on your record for life. They can restrict some of your rights. They can make it harder to get a job, as you may not pass a background check. Some jobs are entirely impossible to get. In some cases, those with a felony record even find it more difficult to rent or get a loan to buy a house. 

In short, getting convicted of a felony can change the rest of your life, and it only takes two ounces to get there. 

How many ounces is a pack of edibles?

Say that you go to Colorado, buy some edibles, and bring them back to South Dakota. Crossing state lines can also be a felony, even though the purchase itself was legal in Colorado, but imagine that you do get them back to your home without incident. How much do you have? 

The good news is that it takes quite a few edibles to reach this limit. The bigger risk is actually in buying the flower itself. That being said, many people try numerous forms — flower, gummies, brownies, concentrate, etc. If you do this, the entire supply could easily get you over the two-ounce limit, even though you expected it to last you for a long time. 

If you do get arrested, you must know what legal options you have to defend your future. You don’t want an unnecessary drug conviction to weigh down your prospects in life.