If the quantity of Cannabis is between 50g and 250g or up to 10 plants, it is considered a Trafficable Quantity.
If the court determines that the Cannabis is to be used for the purpose of trafficking then the charge will be for Cannabis Trafficking. The penalties for Cannabis Trafficking in Victoria are severe and have a maximum sentence of up to 15 years imprisonment.
For more information in regards to trafficking charges refer to “Trafficking in a drug of dependence“.
Cannabis Trafficking – Commercial Quantity
For quantities of 25kg of cannabis the charge in Victoria is “Trafficking in a drug or drugs of dependence – commercial quantity“.
Cannabis Trafficking – Large Commercial Quantity
For quantities of 250kg of cannabis the charge in Victoria is “Trafficking in a drug or drugs of dependence – large commercial quantity“.
If the court finds that the possession of cannabis is not intended for trafficking, the charge would be Possession of a drug of dependence with a likely penalty of no more than $2000, imprisonment of no more than one year, or both.
Cannabis trafficking, like any drug trafficking charge is a serious criminal offence and there is potential for a prison sentence. For the best possible outcome for your case, contact Doogue + George Criminal Defence Lawyers on 03 9670 5111.