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Respond to a marijuana possession ticket

Did you receive a ticket for marijuana possession? Find out how to respond to it.
You must pay the ticket or request a hearing within 21 days.

District, Housing, and Boston Municipal Courts

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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.

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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 .

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