Conviction of marijuana offenses, both medical and recreational use, depends on the quantity in possession when a violation is committed. Minor amounts of marijuana can result in only a civil infraction and possible fees, but a larger amount usually up to and less than one ounce (1oz) can be considered a misdemeanor and have less severe punishment. Alternatively, when an individual possesses more than the amount allowed by state law, punishments can be quite severe and include both jail time and fines. Further, second and subsequent offenses can lead to being convicted as a felon and can have the most severe punishments under the law. Generally, each state has its own laws regarding the implementation, cultivation, possession, sale, and use of Medical Marijuana and the violations that parallel with it.