Rapid City Cannabis Defense Lawyer For Hash Oil And Cannabis Concentrate Charges

Possession of cannabis concentrates is a serious criminal charge in South Dakota. Even nonintoxicating variants of cannabis concentrates can bring prison time, significant fines and other penalties. To make sure that your rights and future are protected, you need a cannabis charge defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible.

Attorney Matt Skinner, founder of Skinner Law Office, has been practicing law for more than 25 years. In that time, he has remained on the forefront of criminal defense matters in South Dakota, including matters related to cannabis products. Matt Skinner is a criminal defense attorney who takes a personalized, dedicated approach. He regularly represents college students in criminal cases, and he will work with you personally throughout your case so that you always know what is happening and you can feel assured that your case is in good hands.

For a free consultation, please call us at 605-519-5600 or contact us by email. Skinner Law Office is located in Rapid City and serves clients throughout the Black Hills region.

What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

As the name suggests, cannabis concentrates are the potent part of the marijuana plant, without the actual plant. Depending on the details, these concentrates might be called hash oil, shatter, crumble, wax or dabs. The most important types of cannabis concentrate for our purposes are hash and cannabidiol (CBD).

Hash, for example, is the oil extracted from marijuana. It contains the most potent aspects of the plant with a much higher concentration of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana that provides the high) compared to the marijuana plant from which the hash was derived.

Another important marijuana concentrate is CBD. It is the second most prominent chemical in cannabis. Although it is nonintoxicating (it has no effect on mood or emotion, as THC does), it has numerous potential medical benefits.

South Dakota Cannabis Laws

Hash and other concentrates are illegal in South Dakota, and the fines are severe. Further, South Dakota’s definition of marijuana includes all the concentrates and derivatives. So, even though CBD does not have any intoxicating effect on the user, it is still considered the same as mash or marijuana for purposes of the state’s criminal justice system.

The penalties are severe for a conviction of possession of marijuana crime in South Dakota, bringing up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines for the most severe offenses.

Contact A Cannabis Defense Attorney For A Free Consultation

Skinner Law Office is here to help you get the best outcome possible if you have been charged with possession or distribution of cannabis concentrates. Call the firm at 605-519-5600 or send an email today. We are located in Rapid City, South Dakota, and represent clients throughout the region.