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Sale or Delivery of Cannabis: F.S. 893.13(1)-(2)
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Sale or Delivery of Cannabis (marijuana) - The sale or delivery of cannabis, also known as marijuana, is almost always a felony – typically a third-degree felony. However, if it is sold within 1000 feet of certain places, like schools, parks, churches, or convenience stores, it can be charged as a second-degree felony.
Under Florida law it makes no difference whether you sell (transfer the drug to another person in exchange for something of value, like money) or just deliver it (actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another).
There is one exception to this rule: if you only deliver, or give someone, less than 20 grams of marijuana then the charge is only a first-degree misdemeanor. For example, if you gave your friend a joint for free you would be committing a misdemeanor. If your friend gives you five dollars for the joint, now you’ve committed a felony.