Las Vegas Marijuana Cultivation Charge: Grow Houses in Nevada (NRS 453.321)

cultivation-grow-hydroponicsIt is a crime in Nevada to cultivate or grow marijuana, even if you do not intend to sell what you grow. Law enforcement is very interested in catching people who cultivate cannabis as part of the “war on drugs.”

Cultivation of marijuana is an “unauthorized” act under Nevada’s marijuana laws that can result in a felony conviction. Like all felonies, if you are arrested for cultivating weed in Nevada, you face serious penalties and loss of freedom. Your best option is to contact LV Criminal Defense right away to h begin defending you.

What are the penalties for having a grow house in Las Vegas?

The penalties for cultivating pot in Las Vegas, Nevada depend on the amount you are caught growing and whether you have been convicted of the same offense in the past. In all cases, the charge is a felony.

100 pounds or less of marijuana

  • For cultivating 100 pounds or less of cannabis, you face prison time of 1 to 6 years and fines up to $20,000;
  • If you are convicted again of cultivating less than 100 pounds, the penalties increase to 2 to 10 years in Nevada prison and fines up to $20,000;
  • Any further offenses involving cultivation of less than 100 pounds of pot can bring 3 to 15 years in prison and fines of $20,000.

More than 100 pounds of marijuana

The penalties drastically increase if you are found growing more than 100 pounds of marijuana in the state of Nevada.

  • From 100 to 2,000 pounds, you may face prison time of 1 to 5 years and fines of $10,000;
  • Up to 10,000 pounds carries 2 to 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines; and
  • Over 10,000 pounds can mean life in prison with the possibility of parole after five years served or a sentence of 5 to 15 years, along with $200,000 in fines.

Defenses to marijuana cultivation in Nevada

Your constitutional rights are at stake when it comes to law enforcement’s search and seizure of marijuana plants and your subsequent arrest. An experienced and aggressive Las Vegas marijuana defense lawyer will ensure that that the police did not violate your Fourth Amendment right to be free from unlawful search and seizure, and if they did, that the evidence is thrown out and the charges dropped.

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The state is very interested in prosecuting people who cultivate weed to the fullest extent of the law. You must get an aggressive criminal defense lawyer as soon as you have been arrested to ensure that law enforcement and the prosecutor do not get so focused on a conviction that they fail to do their jobs lawfully and completely.