my friend has to go to court for a drug possession charge, he only had about a half gram on him, what is the likelihood of him actually being charged? and will it affect being able to travel to other countries or anything like that? mind you he does not have a lawyer nor does he know of any
drug thread.

depends on the laws in your state or country.
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half a gram of weed. he lives in the maritimes in canada

EDIT:i know this isn't in the drug thread, sorry i will delete it afterwards
He should definitely get a public defender to represent him. I'm in the US, and I was convicted of a misdemeanor for possession of about 2g of marijuana, there was a $450 fine and my drivers license was suspended for a year. I don't think it would have any affect on his ability to travel to other countries, either.