Geohot holds a medical marijuana license in California (for those pesky headaches, clearly) and as such, was legally allowed to tote around a confectionary treat bag of THC-infused sweets. Sadly for Geohot, as he may or may not have noticed, he wasn't in California when a sheriff pulled a 1/4 oz. of Mary Jane from the glove box, alongside a pack of chocolates said to contain less than 1/8 oz. of the same Wacky Tobacky.
It's totally a misdemeanor, and after being arrested for a brief period, Geohot was released on $1,500 bail. Unfortunately, George did end up missing his SXSW talk, not to mention his stash.