Australia: Cultivate Cannabis Case Study

Australia: Cultivate Cannabis Case Study

Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers Cultivate CannabisCharges: Section 72B of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act, cultivate a narcotic plant, namely cannabis. Section 73 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act, possess a drug of dependence, namely cannabis. Court Location: Melbourne Magistrates Court Cultivate Cannabis Facts: The charges arose from an inspection of the client’s rental by the real estate agent. Whilst inspecting the premises some drug paraphernalia and plants were found. Police then executed a search warrant and located a total of 45 cannabis plants weighing in excess of 5kg, 19 leafy stems of cannabis weighing almost 30gms, and some loose and liquid cannabis weighing just over 1.5kgs. This made a total weight of over 6.5kgs of cannabis located throughout the house. Our client was the only occupant of the premises and was a young person in their early twenties with no prior criminal history. Our client had left home at an early age as there were issues in the family home. Our client had supported themselves and lived independently ever since, but what it meant was that when the injury occurred they were not in a financial position to be able to afford the surgery, nor take the time off work for the recovery period after. Essentially, this left them in the positon where they had lived with a significant knee injury for over four years. Unfortunately, the pain medication prescribed to our client had significant side effects that made it impossible for them to work as they could not drive a forklift under the influence of them. Therefore, our client began to use cannabis to treat the pain. However, our client again was not financially able to continue to purchase the cannabis, nor did they want to deal with the type of people who sell it.…

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