For decades, marijuana has been classified as an illegal substance by the federal government. Penalties for possession and use often included fines and heavy sentences. Also, the substance had a negative stigma attached to it that made it socially unacceptable to many. Research has changed the minds of some government officials and lawmakers in many states across the country, especially in Florida. However, it is currently still illegal for many people to possess and own marijuana.
Now that spring break season is officially here, thousands of college students will be heading to the airport or hitting the road in the coming weeks, heading to those spots with sunny skies, warm temperatures and, of course, festive atmospheres.
Florida police say that a traffic stop led to an arrest and serious criminal allegations for Jabar Gaffney, the former professional wide receiver. He posted a $7,000 bond for the slew of drug charges filed against him shortly after being taken into custody. Among the allegations includes a felony charge for transporting illegal paraphernalia.
If you are convicted of a drug offense, you very well may be sentenced to jail time, probation or both. While probation may seem to be much more preferable than jail time, it is still something that needs to be taken seriously.