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Marijuana Laws Missouri
Marijuana has not been decriminalized in Missouri and this state does not have a medical marijuana program. Possession of 35 grams or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Possession of 35 grams to 35 kg is a felony, punishable by 7 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Distributing or cultivating 5 grams or less is a felony, punishable by 7 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Distributing or cultivating 5 grams to 30 kg is a felony, punishable by 5 to 15 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine. Distributing or cultivating 30 to 100 kg is a felony, punishable by 10 years to life in prison and up to a $20,000 fine. Distributing or cultivating 100 kg or more is a felony, punishable by 10 years to life in prison with no possibility of probation or parole, and up to a $20,000 fine. Distributing any amount to a minor is a felony, punishable by 5-15 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, in addition to other related penalties. Distributing or cultivating within 2,000 feet of a school or 1,000 feet of public housing is a felony, punishable by 10 years to life in prison and up to a $20,000 fine. Possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Distributing paraphernalia is a felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Drug Rehab and Treatment Facts Missouri
In 2008, 67.7% of those in addiction treatment located in Missouri were male.
32.3% of the individuals in drug addiction treatment residing in Missouri during 2008 were female.
The largest age group admitted into to drug rehab during 2008 in Missouri was between the ages of 21-25 (15.8%).
The second largest age group attending drug rehabilitation in Missouri during 2008 were between the ages of 36-40 (14.5%).
69% of the individuals in drug treatment located in Missouri during 2008 were Caucasian.
MDMA, best known as ecstasy, is a drug usually taken in pill form, often in social settings such as parties, clubs, or raves. (A rave is a wild overnight dance party that typically involves huge crowds of people, loud techno music, and illegal drug use.) By 2004, however, ecstasy use had spread beyond the party scene. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy of the Executive Office of the President: "[R]esearch indicates that the use of MDMA is moving to settings other than nightclubs, such as private homes, high schools, college dorms, and shopping malls." The illegal substance produces a variety of effects on behavior and basic metabolism (bodily function). Some of these effects are temporarily pleasant. The user may feel happy, more in tune with others, and more energetic. Other effects are not so welcome. These include clenched jaws, DEHYDRATION, and dangerous fever.
Neurotransmitter = any endogenous compound that plays a role in synaptic nervous transmission.
A study conducted in three large metropolitan areas of the United States showed that illegal drug use strongly increased the likelihood that users would meet a violent death—in other words, die from intentional injury. This study looked at marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, and barbiturates. The study found that drug users were seven times more likely than non-users to commit suicide, and five times more likely to be murdered. Subjects using both drugs and alcohol were seventeen times more likely to commit suicide, and twelve times more likely to die from homicide than non-users.
In a club or rave setting, an ecstasy user might dance nonstop for hours, "feeling" the music with a heightened sense of awareness. However, repeated incidents have shown that crowded clubs prove a bad setting for ecstasy use. The drug's side effects can be intensified by heat, exercise, and dehydration.