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Marijuana Concentrate in Florida

Have you heard of "dabbing," "vaping," or "BHO?" These are the terms commonly used to describe THC concentrate consumption. THC or marijuana concentrates are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States and especially on college campuses.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the main component of marijuana. THC is the ingredient that gives its user the "high" feeling. Marijuana concentrates contain potency levels that are significantly higher than the normal plant substance.

Unlike the green plant-based substance, THC concentrates consist of an oil or wax-like substance that is created by using a solvent like ethanol, CO2, or butane to extract the THC from the marijuana plant.

Given that, Florida law treats THC concentrate possession substantially more harshly than the plant counter-part. Any possession of THC concentrate, at all, is a felony in Florida.

Attorney for THC Concentrate Possession in Gainesville, FL

THC concentrate is a new way of consuming marijuana and much of the early use began on college campuses. The University of Florida is located in Gainesville and students often find themselves in trouble with the law for drugs or alcohol possession.

Being caught with THC concentrate can be life changing. If you or someone you know has been charged with THC concentrate possession, it is imperative that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

With offices located on 317 NE 1st St, just minutes from the University of Florida campus, we represent clients throughout the Gainesville Metropolitan Area including the surrounding counties like Bradford County, Union County, Putnam County, Gilchrist County, Levy County, Columbia County, and Marion County, Florida

Submit a free evaluation form or call (352) 375-0812 to speak one-on-one with an experienced criminal defense attorney.


Types of Marijuana Concentrates

Similar to marijuana and its many street names, marijuana concentrate also has many street names. Using a street term may lead one to believe that these drugs fly under the radar, however, law enforcement officers are usually fully aware of the street terms for drugs. The most common names for THC concentrate include the following:

  • Honey oil
  • Hash oil
  • Dab
  • Wax
  • Budder
  • Crumble
  • Honeycomb and
  • Solvent hash

Florida Law Regarding Marijuana Concentrates

In Florida, with the exception of a small amount of the plant-based substance, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I substance. A Schedule I substances is a drug that has not been approved for medical use and has a high risk of abuse.

The emerging acceptance of marijuana for recreational and medicinal uses has created an interesting response to marijuana legalization across the country. While some states have completely legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, other states have simply chosen to make medical marijuana legal.

In Florida, marijuana is only legal to authorized users for medicinal purposes. The Florida law legalizing medical marijuana was passed in November 2016. The penalties for being caught with marijuana are as follows:

  • First-degree Misdemeanor – a person is guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor if he or she possesses twenty (20) grams or less of marijuana. First-degree misdemeanors are punishable by up to one (1) year in prison and up to $1,000 fines.
  • Third-degree Felony – A person commits a third-degree felony if he or she possesses between twenty grams and twenty-five pounds of marijuana or any amount of hash or concentrate.

Additional Resources

History of Medical Marijuana Legalization – Visit the Medical Marijuana Policy website for more information on the history of medical marijuana legalization in Florida. The information provided dates from the 2014 introduction of low-THC cannabis to the 2016 full legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.

Dangers of THC – Visit Just Think Twice for interesting facts about the dangers of using THC concentrates. Marijuana concentrates contain very high THC, which can get up to about 80% in potency. THC concentrates are considered to be approximately four times stronger than the typical green leafy substance.

Attorney for Hash Oil Possession in Alachua County, Florida

As new laws develop to regulate medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, and hash oil concentrate, having an experienced criminal defense attorney will be crucial.

Galigani Law Firm has fought for criminal defendants in drug crimes for years throughout the Gainesville Metropolitan Area in cities like Starke, Lake Butler, Palatka, Oscala, Bronson, Trenton, and Lake City, FL.

The marijuana defense attorneys at Galigani Law Firm represent clients in Alachua County and the surrounding counties. If you were arrested in Bradford County, Marion County, Union County, Putnam County, Gilchrist County, or Columbia County, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Galigani Law Firm.

Call (352) 375-0812 for more information about how honey oil is being treated in Gainesville.

This Article Was Last Updated on Friday, May 26, 2017.