Marijuana Cultivation And Medical Marijuana
Notwithstanding the Colorado constitutional provision permitting the medical use of marijuana, it is important to be aware that distribution and cultivation are still illegal except under very limited and narrow circumstances. Colorado police departments and district attorneys are known to aggressively prosecute individuals who fall out of these narrow circumstances even to the slightest degree.
If you are charged with distribution or cultivation, you could face lengthy prison sentences, as well as thousands of dollars in drug offender surcharges even if you believe that your conduct was protected by the medical marijuana laws.
At The Law Office of Thomas W. Martin, LLC, we understand the serious consequences you may be facing. Our more than 10 years of experience enables us to evaluate complex marijuana cases to determine the best course of action.
Helping You Make Sense Of Colorado's Changing Marijuana Laws
Cultivation typically involves grow houses or areas within homes used solely for growing marijuana. Our firm has extensive experience representing individuals charged with cultivation and distribution (selling). We examine the constitutional issues of every case, making sure that evidence has not been collected illegally, which would violate your rights. We look at how police gathered evidence, including:
- Probable cause
- Search and seizure
- Search warrants
If we determine that evidence was obtained in violation of your rights, we fight aggressively to have evidence suppressed and charges dropped.
You need to be aware that the medical marijuana allowances apply in limited circumstances and the police will aggressively prosecute you if they believe you fall out of those circumstances. You could face felony or misdemeanor charges with lifelong ramifications.