Marijuana Cultivation Punishment

18 June 2013

Punishment for Marijuana Cultivation

California has shifting towards decriminalization of marijuana for a number of years now.  The possession of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana is now punishable as an infraction and not as a misdemeanor.

Possessing marijuana may be a slap on the wrist, but people can still get into trouble by not knowing the specific laws dealing with marijuana.  It is still a felony to unlawfully cultivate marijuana.

The prosecution must show that the defendant charged planted a marijuana plant and knew it was marijuana.  A defense to this charge is the fact that you are a medical marijuana patient or a primary caregiver, but you must be in compliance with the medical marijuana laws under California.

A conviction for marijuana cultivation can result in imprisonment for 3 years in state prison and a fine of up to $1,000 plus other court fees.  It will also result in a felony going on your criminal record.

If you were arrested for marijuana cultivation, call the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense today at (714)248-DOAN(3626).  I can help you win your case.  For more information, visit

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