UNDERAGE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
Marijuana laws in Connecticut, while progressive compared to many states, are still a bit cloudy (for more information, check out our marijuana law page). Generally, adults age 21 and over may use and possess cannabis legally, subject to certain restrictions. Minors (under 18) and young adults (18-20) may not legally possess cannabis or cannabis products (e.g. edibles, vapes, etc.). Although the penalty for the underage possession of cannabis is often a ticket offense, an infraction or violation for which the direct penalty is a fine, there is another, hidden penalty: a driver's license suspension. Similar to underage alcohol possession offenses, paying a ticket for marijuana possession will typically result in a suspension notice from DMV.
If you or your child receives a ticket for marijuana possession, contact us immediately. There are ways to resolve these cases that avoid a license suspension. Additionally, if you receive a suspension notice, you should also contact us because we know how to reopen and resolve these cases to stop and avoid suspensions.