Georgia Marijuana Cultivation Explained
In Georgia, it is against the law to possess, distribute, or grow marijuana.
The charges for these crimes are serious and the penalties include jail time, probation, prison, and expensive fines. In addition to these consequences, your driver’s license will be suspended even if you are not driving a vehicle at the time of your arrest.
Georgia’s marijuana cultivation laws make it illegal for you to grow and possess certain plants or other organic materials that are used to produce marijuana. This means that if you are found with cannabis seeds, grow lighting systems, or marijuana plants, you will be charged with marijuana cultivation.
Marijuana cultivation is a felony offense in Georgia. The sentence of this includes prison time ranging from 1 to 10 years.
Growing or possessing more than 50 pounds of marijuana is considered drug trafficking. Trafficking charges carry mandatory minimum sentences. If you are found with more than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, your will be sentenced at least 5 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. If you are found with more than 2,000 pounds but less than 10,000, the minimum sentence is 7 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Growing or possessing more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana will result in at least 15 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
If you are found possessing or distributing marijuana or any other drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, playground, park, or commercial drug-free zone, you face up to 20 years in prison as well as a $20,000 fine.
As you can see, the penalties for marijuana cultivation in Georgia are life changing. Not only is your freedom at stake, your bank account can be cleaned out and you will lose your driving privileges. You need an experienced drug-offense attorney on your side at a critical time like this.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Head and Kohn exclusively defend clients who have been charged with marijuana-related crimes through the entire State of Georgia. Due to their dedication to fighting drug charges, they are familiar with the most effective defense strategies to defend you.
If you are interested in a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation, please contact The Law Offices of Head and Kohn today.
We can discuss your options and answer any questions you have.