788 passed and medical marijuana will be here before we know it (if the government will stop jamming us up). In the meantime, a person who is caught with 1.5oz or less of marijuana and can state a medical condition, but not in possession of a state-issued medical marijuana card, is only looking at up to a $400 fine if convicted.
That sounds great, but a conviction for possession of marijuana can still have some pretty serious consequences. For example, a conviction for possession of marijuana while in a motor vehicle will likely cause your driving privileges to be revoked for 6 months for a first conviction, 1 year for a second conviction, and 3 years for a third/each subsequent conviction within a ten year look back period. Additionally, a conviction will cause your gun license (commonly referred to as a concealed carry license) to be revoked for up to 10 years.