Punishment for growing

Discussion in 'Legalization Of Marijuana' started by velious, Feb 25, 2008.

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    Bluntus McSmokey

    Bluntus McSmokey Active Member

    Very difficult to figure out the States' laws regarding "growing." For example, in Texas, there are laws about "production," which I assume means no difference between 1 plant or 100--either way you are screwed (?)
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    OnSolomonsGrave

    OnSolomonsGrave Well-Known Member

    www.norml.org

    on the right hand side is a drop down bar select your state and read up.

    although after reading about the state you mentioned i see nothing about cultivation. Sorry I cannot be of more help.
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    Vizion420

    Vizion420 Well-Known Member


    bullshit 1 plant here = 10 yrs to life

    get busted with 1 joint once then again mandatory 8 fucking years get your shit right the laws keep getting tougher here and theres fucking METH everywhere these mountains were compared to Cali in meth and they outdid it they focus on pot here just like meth

    this needs updating but here ya go

    2.2 lbs or less misdemeanor 0 - 1 year $6,000 2.2 lbs or less (second conviction) felony 1 - 10 years $15,000 More than 2.2 lbs felony 1 - 10 years $15,000 Cultivation 2.2 lbs or less felony 3 years MMS, possible 10 - 99 years $25,000 2.2 to 100 lbs felony 5 years MMS* $50,000 100 to 500 lbs felony 15 years MMS* $200,000 More than 1000 lbs felony life MMS* *Mandatory minimum sentence. Sale To minors felony 10 years - life Within 3 miles of a school felony
    5 years**​
    Within 3 miles of a public housing project felony
    5 years**​
    **These sentences run consecutive to other sentences and cannot be probated. Trafficking 1st offense felony 25 years - life $50,000 -
    $1,000,000 2nd offense felony
    life MMS*​
    *Mandatory minimum sentence. Miscellaneous (paraphernalia, license suspensions, drug tax stamps, etc... ) Paraphernalia possession or sale misdemeanor 0 - 1 year $2,000 Paraphernailia sale to minor 3 or more years younger than the seller felony 2 - 20 years $10,000 Details
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    Possession of marijuana is a criminal, arrestable offense. For possession of an amount of one kilogram (2.2 lbs) or less, the crime is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $6,000. A second offense for minor marijuana possession becomes a Class C felony, carrying a possible penalty of not more than 10 years and not less than one year and one day, nor more than a $15,000 fine. For possession of any amount over one kilogram, the crime is a felony, punishable by 1 - 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.
    The sale, cultivation or manufacture of marijuana is a felony offense. If the amount is one kilogram or less, the mandatory minimum sentence is three years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. For an amount greater than one kilogram but less than 100 lbs, the sentence is a minimum of five years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. For an amount up to 500 lbs, the sentence is a minimum of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. Any amount of 1,000 lbs or greater is punishable by life without the possibility of parole.
    The penalties for sale of marijuana are enhanced if the sale takes place within a three-mile radius of a school or public housing project, adding five years to the sentence for the sale. Sale to minors (under 18) can increase the penalty by 10 years to life in prison, and no suspension or probation can be granted to this sentence.
    The possession or sale of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. If the paraphernalia is sold to a minor at least three years younger than the seller, the penalty becomes a felony and is punishable by 2 - 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    Any conviction for possession, sale, manufacture or cultivation also results in the suspension of the offender's driver's license for a period of six months.
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][​IMG] Mandatory minimum sentence: When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][​IMG] Marijuana tax stamps: This state has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted. This law mandates that those who possess marijuana are legally required to purchase and affix state-issued stamps onto his or her contraband. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or criminal sanction. For more information, see NORML's report Marijuana Tax Stamp Laws And Penalties .[/FONT]

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