Drug crimes always carry the risk of deportation for non-citizen defendants. Immigrants facing any criminal charges are encouraged to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to try to get the charges dismissed or changed to a non-deportable crime. 7
A subsequent illegal cultivation offense is a level 1 drug misdemeanor if there were no more than 24 plants. The sentence is six-to-18 months in county jail and/or fines of $500 to $5,000.
Colorado marijuana law permits adults 21 and older to home grow up to six cannabis plants in a residence as long as:
No. Colorado law prohibits people under 21 years of age from growing or possessing recreational marijuana.
7. Can I be deported?
In this article, our Colorado criminal defense attorneys answer these frequently-asked-questions:
Note that people under 21 convicted of possessing pot or of marijuana use face a petty offense charge for being a minor in possession (CRS 18-6-701). Penalties increase with each successive conviction:
4. How do I fight the charges?
Medical marijuana patients in Colorado can grow up to 99 plants on a non-residential property in accordance with local law. 10 But they should get an extended plant count first by contacting the medical marijuana registry.
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The law requires that all marijuana must be grown in an enclosed area that is not available for public scrutiny. You are not allowed to grow marijuana in open places. The rationale behind this is to make sure that minors do not access and be in illegal possession of marijuana plants. This is one of the bigger risks involved with growing marijuana at home. You are therefore advised to take necessary precautions to ensure that any person who is below the age of 21 in your home does not gain access to marijuana plants. Otherwise you will be in contravening the law.
On January 1, 2013, Colorado became the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose, including recreational use. Residents of Colorado are also allowed to grow Marijuana privately, but under very strict guidelines and regulations. This article offers some useful insight on who can grow marijuana in Colorado, what the regulations are and what consequences you can expect if you breach the law.
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First, for you to be allowed to grow marijuana in Colorado, you must be above the minimum age of 21 years. Before attaining the age of 21, you will be liable for a misdemeanor being in illegal possession of marijuana plants (regardless of the amount) and you may pay a fine of $500-$5,000 or face 6-18 months imprisonment.
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