What is drug cultivation?

What is drug cultivation?


If you’ve been charged with drug cultivation you might be wondering what the charge involves, what the penalties are, and how it could affect your life. We’ve put together these short videos to give you a bit of an idea about what drug cultivation involves. Drug cultivation is an offence under section 23 of the drug misuse and trafficking act. It refers to the growing and maintenance of any illegal plant, usually the cannabis plant or magic mushrooms. There are 3 different types of drug cultivation, cultivating an illegal plant, supplying an illegal plant, and possessing an illegal plant. This means that you could be charged with drug cultivation if you have done any one of these three things. Cultivation includes things like watering or fertilising the plants, even if they’re not on your property and they don’t belong to you. So for example if you agree to help look after a friend’s marijuana plants by watering them regularly. You can also be charged with drug cultivation if you give someone else an illegal plant, or if you give them the seeds or spores to grow the plants. Finally you could be charged with drug cultivation where you knowingly have illegal plants on your property, even if you don’t own them. For example when police find marijuana plants growing in your house. Remember drug law is complex so it’s important to speak to lawyers who specialise in drug cases. So call us today for free advice from an experienced drug defence lawyer.

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