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Penalties for a Cultivation of controlled narcotic plants with the intention to sell

Under section 33B of the Controlled Substances Act 1984, the penalties for cultivating a commercial quantity or a large commercial quantity of a controlled narcotic  plant are explained.

If a person cultivates a large commercial quantity of a controlled narcotic plant, with the intention to sell them (or their products), or with the knowledge that another person may sell them (or their products), this is an offense.

A person found guilty of this offense is liable to incarceration for LIFE, or a $500 000 fine, or both.

If a person cultivates a commercial quantity of a controlled plant, with the intention to sell them (or their products), or with the knowledge that another person may sell them (or their products), this is an offence.

A person found guilty of a basic offense is liable to imprisonment for 25 years, or a $200 000 fine, or both.

A person convicted of an aggravated offense is punishable by imprisonment for LIFE, or a $500 000 fine, or both.

If a person cultivates any controlled plant with the intention to sell them (or their products), or with the knowledge that another person may sell them (or their products), this is an offence.

A person found guilty of a basic offence is liable to imprisonment for 10 years, or a $50 000 fine, or both.

A person found guilty of an aggravated offence is liable to imprisonment for 15 years, or a $75 000 fine, or both.

The above penalties do not apply to cannabis unless the Court deems the offence severe enough to warrant more than 2 years imprisonment.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.

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