caught growing weed in ohio

If you are convicted for the illegal cultivation and growing of marijuana and the amount of marijuana is less than 100 grams and the offense was near a school or minor, then you will be charged with a fourth degree misdemeanor. You will face up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $150.

Illegal Cultivation and Growing of Marijuana Penalties in Ohio

If you are convicted of illegal cultivation and growing of marijuana, you will also face a possible driver’s license suspension.

Defending Illegal Cultivation and Growing of Marijuana

In addition to prison time and hefty fines, an illegal cultivation and growing of marijuana conviction will have a negative impact on other areas of your life as well. You may face difficulty keeping or finding a job, furthering your education, difficulty financially, maintaining professional licenses and having custody of your children.

Possession of 1,000- 2,000 grams of solid hashish (200 – 400 grams of liquid hashish) is a felony in the second degree, punishable by up to 8 years imprisonment and/ or up to a $15,000 fine.

The sale of over 40,000 grams is a second-degree felony, punishable by a mandatory 8 years imprisonment and/or a maximum fine of $20,000.

Any conviction for possession of a controlled substance is subject to driver’s license revocation for no less than 6 months and no more than 5 years.

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When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to “life MMS” must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Selling less than 10 grams of solid hashish (less than 2 grams of liquid hashish) is a felony punishable by a maximum fine of $2,500 and/or a term of imprisonment no less than 6 months and no greater than 1 year.

Paraphernalia

Any device or equipment used to create or manufacture hashish is considered drug paraphernalia. Possession of such equipment is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree punishable by a maximum fine of $250 and/or maximum 30-day jail sentence. Selling or manufacturing any such device or equipment is a misdemeanor of the second degree punishable by maximum fine of $750 and/or a maximum 90-day term of imprisonment. If any such device or equipment was sold to a minor, the offense is a misdemeanor in the first degree punishable by a fine no greater than $1,000 and/or a term of imprisonment no greater than 180 days. Advertising the sale of such equipment is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine no greater than $750 and a term of imprisonment no greater than 90 days.

A second conviction for a gift of 20 grams or less is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of 60 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500.

6 – 18 Months With Sentencing guided by O.R.C. §2929.13(B)

Other individuals engaged in marijuana activity may reveal the presence of indoor marijuana plants in your home to either obtain a reduced sentence or to eliminate business competition. Police can also discover indoor marijuana cultivation through voluntary consent of the person who owns the grow house.

Cultivation of Marijuana Penalties in Ohio

200 grams – 1 kilogram

Marijuana Volume/Amount

Marijuana Grow House Operations Encountered By Accident

1 kilogram – 5 kilograms