in the state of California Marijuana, also known as Cannabis has been legal for medical use since 1996, and since late 2016 has been legal for recreational purposes. The state of California has been at the forefront of efforts to liberalize cannabis laws in the United States, however "The Golden State" as any other state in the US has some laws and restrictions about its cultivation and consumption that if not followed a person can be charged for marijuana cultivation offense in California, and face punishments with Heavy fines and imprisonment.
Punishments for Cultivation Of Marijuana in California
Health and Safety Code Section 11358 states that Every person who plants, cultivates, harvests, dries, or processes marijuana plants, or any part thereof, except as otherwise provided by law, shall be punished as follows:
- Anyone under the age of 18 shall be punished with a completion of 6 hours of drug education or counseling and up to 20 hours of community service over a period not to exceed 90 days.
- Anyone at least 18 but less than 21 years of age shall be guilty of an infraction and a fine of not more than $100 USD.
- Anyone of 18 years of age or over who plants, cultivates, harvests, dries, or processes more than 6 living marijuana plants shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a duration of not more than 6 months or by a fine of not more than $500 USD, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
These punishments and convictions can vary depending on prior convictions and previous criminal records of the accused
The Law Office of Raoul Severo California
Marijuana cultivation can be a serious offense in California if law and rules are not followed. If you are facing charges regarding this crime in California, hiring an experienced attorney is the best course of action to get the best deal possible. With more than 40 years of practice experience in Los Angeles and the state of California, The Law Office of Raoul Severo has the capability to handle the toughest cases and guide you step by step through the whole process. If you or anyone close to you is facing any cultivation of marijuana crime accusations please feel free to contact us.
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