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In Massachusetts, Drug Awareness Program is referred to a use of:


In Massachusetts, Drug Awareness Program is referred to a use of:

a. Heroin
b. Methylphenidate
c. Marihuana
d. Oxycodone

Answer:c Marihuana, [M.G.L Chapter 94C: Section 32L].

Possession of one ounce or less of marihuana shall only be a civil offense, subjecting an offender who is eighteen years of age or older to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars and forfeiture of the marihuana, but not to any other form of criminal or civil punishment or disqualification.

An offender under the age of eighteen shall be subject to the same forfeiture and civil penalty provisions, provided he or she completes a drug awareness program. The parents or legal guardian of any offender under the age of eighteen shall be notified of the offense and the availability of a drug awareness program and community service option.

If an offender under the age of eighteen fails within one year of the offense to complete both a drug awareness program and the required community service, the civil penalty may be increased to one thousand dollars and the offender and his or her parents shall be jointly and severally liable to pay that amount.