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22-42-6Possession of marijuana prohibited--Degrees according to amount.

No person may knowingly possess marijuana. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor to possess two ounces of marijuana or less. It is a Class 6 felony to possess more than two ounces of marijuana but less than one-half pound of marijuana. It is a Class 5 felony to possess one-half pound but less than one pound of marijuana. It is a Class 4 felony to possess one to ten pounds of marijuana. It is a Class 3 felony to possess more than ten pounds of marijuana. A civil penalty may be imposed, in addition to any criminal penalty, upon a conviction of a violation of this section not to exceed ten thousand dollars.

Source: SL 1970, ch 229, § 10 (c); SL 1971, ch 225, § 3; SL 1974, ch 269; SDCL Supp, §§ 39-17-95, 39-17-96; SL 1976, ch 158, § 42-6; SL 1977, ch 189, § 92; SL 1978, ch 158, § 16; SL 1983, ch 179; SL 1985, ch 187; SL 1986, ch 185, § 4; SL 1990, ch 166; SL 1998, ch 139, § 2.

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