The growing of Cannabis plants is a criminal offence in Victoria under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 – SECT 72B.
The charges for Cannabis Cultivation are determined by the number of plants or the amount of Cannabis plant material harvested.
For quantities of less than 10 cannabis plants or 250g of cannabis the charge in Victoria is: “Cultivation of narcotic plants“.
For quantities of 10 cannabis plants or 250g of cannabis the quantity is considered a traffickable quantity and the penalties are naturally more severe.
Cannabis Cultivation – Commercial Quantity
For quantities of 100 cannabis plants or 25kg of cannabis the charge in Victoria is “Cultivation of narcotic plants – Commercial Quantity“.
Cannabis Cultivation – Large Commercial Quantity
For quantities of 1000 cannabis plants or 250kg of cannabis the charge in Victoria is “Cultivation of narcotic plants – Large Commercial Quantity“.
If you have been charged with a Cannabis Cultivation charge, there is potential for a prison sentence. For this reason, contact Doogue + George Criminal Defence Lawyers on 03 9670 5111 for the best possible outcome.