Yes, there are stricter punishments for certain drug offenses. Depending on the jurisdiction, the severity of the punishment can vary. In some cases, a person may receive a harsher penalty for possessing a large quantity of drugs than for possessing a small amount. Similarly, someone who is caught distributing or manufacturing drugs may face more serious consequences than someone who is simply in possession of them.
In addition to varying punishments based on the type and amount of drugs involved, some jurisdictions also have laws that impose harsher penalties for repeat offenders or those who commit drug-related crimes near schools or other public places. For example, in some states, individuals convicted of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school may face longer prison sentences and larger fines than those convicted of selling drugs in other areas.
Ultimately, the exact penalties an individual faces for drug-related offenses will depend on their jurisdiction and the specific details of their case.