You know that you cannot legally buy recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. In fact, there are those who describe the state’s laws on marijuana in general as some of the strictest in the entire country. You could spend time behind bars simply for possessing a very small amount of the plant.
However, this is not the case everywhere. Many states have legalized recreational marijuana over the last few years, ranging from Michigan to Colorado. Not only do people in these states not get arrested for having marijuana on them, but they can simply walk into a dispensary and buy it, just the same way that you could walk into a brewery and purchase a beer.
This may make you wonder if you could go to a different state, make a legal purchase of marijuana in that state, and then bring it back to Pennsylvania. Would this be a way to get around those strict laws and the fact that marijuana remains illegal in the state?
You would still be violating multiple laws
It’s understandable that people would consider doing something like this, but what you need to know is that you’d still be breaking numerous laws if you were to try it. On one hand, you’d be breaking the laws in Pennsylvania, as marijuana is still a controlled substance once you get back into the state. It doesn’t matter that it wasn’t illegal in the state where you bought it. Plus, simply crossing state lines can turn this into a federal crime, and marijuana remains federally illegal.
If you are facing drug charges and you’re concerned about those strict ramifications, make sure you carefully consider all of your legal options.