If you're in college (or if your child is), you need to know that being convicted of even a small amount of marijuana could have serious, long-term consequences. For one thing, a drug conviction could seriously hamper your future prospects for employment, housing, professional licensure -- even volunteer opportunities. More immediately, you could lose your eligibility for federal financial aid.
You don't have to physically commit a crime to be charged with something. Knowing about a crime without reporting it or aiding in a crime in anyway can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges. For a Virginia news anchor, romantic involvement with someone accused of fraud and theft crimes resulted in court ordered restitution.