Respond to a marijuana possession ticket
Contact for Respond to a marijuana possession ticket
District, Housing, and Boston Municipal Courts
The Details of Respond to a marijuana possession ticket
What you need for Respond to a marijuana possession ticket
If you receive a marijuana possession ticket, you have 21 days to pay it. Otherwise, you need to request a hearing within 21 days. The penalties for marijuana possession include:
- $100 fine
- Forfeiting the marijuana
- Completing a drug awareness program if you're under 18
- Potential additional fines for violating city or town bylaws that prohibit smoking marijuana in public
How to respond Respond to a marijuana possession ticket
Return the ticket with payment to the city or town clerk within 21 days, or to the clerk-magistrate of the District Court or Boston Municipal Court with your request for a civil hearing. The hearing may be held by a clerk or judge.
More info about Respond to a marijuana possession ticket
If you're under 18 and don’t complete the drug awareness program and its required community service, the fine may be increased to $1,000. You and your parents are equally liable to pay that amount. If you're under 17 at the time of the offense, failing to complete the program may be a basis for delinquency proceedings .