Cultivation of Marijuana in Arizona
Cultivation Lawyers Serving all of Arizona with Offices in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa
Under ARS 13-3405(A)(3), it is illegal to knowingly produce marijuana in Arizona. This is commonly referred to as “cultivation of marijuana.” Growing plants, drying them out, or even possessing paraphernalia that can be used in the growing or distribution of marijuana can lead to criminal charges.
If you’ve been accused, it is vital you work with a skilled Arizona cultivation attorney, like ours at Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC. Call (480) 351-2228 to schedule your free consultation.
Cultivation of Marijuana Penalties in Arizona
If the amount of marijuana produced has a dried weight of less than 2 pounds, it is considered a Class 5 felony.
This comes with the following potential punishments:
- For a first offense, probation with up to 1 year in county jail. If prison is ordered by the judge, it will be 6 months to 2.5 years
- If you have one historical prior felony conviction, the punishment is 1 to 3.75 years in prison
- If you have two historical prior felony convictions, the punishment can be 3 to 7.5 years in prison
If the amount produced has a dried weight of two to four pounds, it is a Class 4 felony with the following potential punishments:
- First offense: Mandatory 1 to 3.75 years in prison
- Second offense: 2.25 to 7.5 years in prison
- Third offense: 6 to 15 years in prison
If the amount produced has a dried weight of over four pounds, it is a Class 3 felony with the following penalties:
- First offense: 2 to 8.75 years in prison
- Second offense: 3.5 to 16.25 years in prison
- Third offense: 7.5 to 25 years in prison
In addition, you will be subject to mandatory fines.
Defense for Your Marijuana Cultivation Case in AZ
If you have been accused of or charged with the cultivation of marijuana, do not wait to speak to our experienced Arizona cultivation lawyers. With more than 4 decades of legal experience and a diverse background on both sides of criminal cases, trust our firm to prioritize your needs and freedom when devising a defense solution for your unique situation.
Call (480) 351-2228 or contact our firm online to get started with a free consultation.
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