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What are the penalties for possession of illegal substances?
Information on penalties associated with drug possession and distribution offenses in a specific state can be obtained by contacting the state's legislative body or sentencing commission. You can also obtain information about state laws on the Guide to Law Online: U.S. States & Territories section of the Library of Congress website.

For federal offense penalty information, see the U.S. Sentencing Commission or the Drug Enforcement Administration websites.

Last Updated: October 29, 2016

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