“The differences for drug possession versus transportation and sales are basically the penalties.
For drug possession, if it’s your first offense, you can actually qualify for what they call PC1000 or diversion to where you plead guilty to the charge. They continue sentencing for a period of time and you take a class. If you complete the class and show the court that you completed the class, your plea will then be withdrawn and the case is dismissed.
For sales or transportation, penalties are much more severe. You have irreducible felonies on your record. You could be sentenced to county jail prison time, depending on the amount that you have. You can do a lot of time on house arrest or county jail time if you’re put on probation. Again, you have irreducible felonies on your record for life.” – Philip C. Greenberg