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Dabbing and marijuana wax cases in Alabama

Dabbing

In Alabama possession of marijuana wax is a class D felony. The range of punishment is from one year and one day in prison to 5 years in prison.

Marijuana wax which consists of butane hash oil or “BHO” has a variety of street names such as wax, wax, shatter, budder, butter, honey oil, and Amber. No matter what the name the possession of the substance is a felony. Under Alabama law, marijuana wax is a schedule one controlled substance and is treated more harshly than simple possession of marijuana for personal use which is a misdemeanor.

This means that a person who has a small amount of marijuana wax but they intend for their own personal use will face felony charges but a person who has a small amount of marijuana for personal use will face far less serious misdemeanor charges.

The specific law pertaining to this is reproduced here:


(a) A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a controlled substance if:

(1) Except as otherwise authorized, he or she possesses a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V.

(2) He or she obtains by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, or subterfuge or by the alteration of a prescription or written order or by the concealment of a material fact or by the use of a false name or giving a false address, a controlled substance enumerated in Schedules I through V or a precursor chemical enumerated in Section 20-2-181.

(b) Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony.

Alabama Code Title 13A. Criminal Code § 13A-12-212

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