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THC Concentrates

Marijuana concentrates, also known as hash oil or honey oil are ushering in a new way to consume marijuana. Hash oil is a concentrated form of the active ingredient in cannabis, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC).

THC is the substance in marijuana that gives the user a “high” feeling. To put it into context, THC concentrates contain about 80% of THC compared to 20% of THC in the regular green plant substance.

Being caught with any form of marijuana in Utah may result in serious criminal consequences. Unlike most other states, Utah does not differentiate between marijuana possession in plant form, and marijuana possession in concentrate form, for the purposes of criminal liability. Penalties may range from minor misdemeanor to high felony charges.

Attorney for THC Concentrates in Salt Lake City, UT

If you or someone you know has been charged with marijuana possession, including THC concentrate possession in the Salt Lake Valley area, then contact experienced criminal defense attorney Susanne Gustin.

Susanne Gustin is an experienced criminal defense attorney with more than twenty-six years practicing law. She has handled several types of drug crimes cases including possession with the intent to sell, manufacturing a controlled substance, or cultivating marijuana.

Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law takes cases throughout Salt Lake County, and in the surrounding areas like, Toole County, Utah County, Summit County, Weber County, and Davis County, Utah.

Call (801) 243-2814 or submit an evaluation form to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.


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Information on THC Concentrates


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What is THC Concentrate?

THC oil is created from extracting the THC from cannabis. The active ingredient is drained from the marijuana plant using a substance –the most commonly used is butane.

Butane is not the only substance used for extraction, however. Some methods use olive, alcohol, ethanol, or water. Each substance used for extraction results in a different texture of concentrate.

The various types of concentrate often determine its various uses. Some other street terms for concentrate include the following:


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Elements of Marijuana Possession in Salt Lake City, UT

Under Utah Statute § 58-37-8, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally engage in any of the following:


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Marijuana Charges

Misdemeanor:

Under Utah Statute § 58-37-8, it is also a crime to casually exchange, without payment, up to one half ounce of marijuana. In other words, it is a misdemeanor crime to pass around marijuana in a smoking circle.

Penalties for misdemeanor marijuana possession include up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 fines for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Felony:

Third-degree felony marijuana results when an individual is in possession of up to 100 lbs of marijuana.

In Utah, a third-degree felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 fines.

An individual will be charged with a second-degree felony if he or she is found to have possessed 100 lbs or more of marijuana.

A second-degree felony is punishable by up to fifteen years in prison and up to $10,000 fines.


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Definition of Cannabinoid in Utah

Utah Statute § 58-37-3.6, outlines the Utah definition of marijuana.  Marijuana means all species of the genus cannabis and all parts of the genus, whether growing or not; the seeds of it; the resin extracted from any part of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture etc….

Thus, THC concentrate in Utah falls within the general definition of marijuana.

Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in Utah. A Schedule I substance indicates that such substance has a high potential for abuse and is one that has not bee approved for medical use.


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Additional Resources

Penalties and Jail Sentences – visit the official website of the Utah Courts to find out more information on the classification of criminal offenses, including the possible imprisonment and fine time in Salt Lake City.


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Attorney for THC Concentrates in Salt Lake County, UT

If you or someone you know has been charged with THC concentrate or regular marijuana possession in the Salt Lake Valley area, then contact criminal defense attorney Susanne Gustin.

Susanne Gustin is an experienced criminal defense attorney with more than twenty-six years practicing law. She has handled several types of drug crimes including marijuana possession, heroin possession, possession with the intent to sell, and felony drug crimes.

Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law takes cases throughout Salt Lake County, and in the surrounding areas like, Toole County, Utah County, Summit County, Weber County, and Davis County, Utah.

Call (801) 243-2814 or submit an evaluation form to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

This article was last updated on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.