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Question: Why does selling marijuana gets you into trouble with the police?
Selling Marijuana, and even possessing it, gets you into trouble with the police because the law in the United States and in Arizona prohibits (does not allow) Marijuana to be sold or possessed, (except in very rare cases in some states like Arizona where Marijuana is prescribed by a doctor for very limited medicinal purposes when someone is very ill).
Possession of marijuana that you intend to sell is a felony.
Possession and use of marijuana can result in probation, attending classes on the harmful effects of drugs, and performing community service. (A.R.S. § 13-3405). There's also a good chance that you'll also lose your driving privileges in addition to having to pay a minimum of $750 in fines.
Penalities for using, possessing, selling, or transporting marijuana increase if you have more than two pounds.
Police in our communities have the job of enforcing the law, so they must detain individuals who break the law by selling or possessing Marijuana.
To learn more about the laws regarding Marijuana, visit the Illegal Substances Laws on this site. Or copy and past the key word "Marijuana" in the Search Questions box on this page.