The Missoulian) [I]n a Missoula County courtroom… an eight-woman, four-man jury found Matthew Otto, 27, guilty of a single charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs – in this case, 3 grams (well under an ounce) of marijuana. Otto faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $50,000 fine.
Well under an ounce? How about close to a tenth of an ounce? Regardless, Montana law defines sales or distribution (giving) any amount of marijuana as a felony and allows for a one year to life prison sentence and $50,000 fine. Otto is lucky he wasn’t within 1,000 feet of a school or an additional three years minimum would be added.
(via Man Could Face Life in Prison for 3 Grams of Marijuana, While Sex Offenders May Get 5 Years Tops | | AlterNet)