With Canberra, ACT allowing people to grow marijuana for their personal use, do you know the cannabis limitations in Queensland?
You can grow marijuana in Queensland with a Medicinal Cannabis License. It is illegal to grow cannabis for personal or medical use without a license. If caught, you may receive a Drug Diversion which avoids any criminal charges. If found in possession of more than 100 marijuana plants, you may receive up to 20 years in prison.
The current and only legal method of growing cannabis plants in Queensland is through a Medicinal Cannabis License that is covered under The Narcotics Drug Act 1967.
With this license, a person or company can grow, cultivate and harvest marijuana plants that will be used for medicinal purposes.
For the everyday Australian looking to understand how many marijuana plants you can grow, the law is quite specific.
We always recommend discussing the current legal situation with either the relevant government department or your preferred legal counsel.
How many plants can I grow in QLD?
It is illegal to grow, cultivate and to harvest marijuana, but there are some leniency for first-time offenders and smaller quantities for personal use.
Growing 100 or fewer marijuana plants that contain more than 0.03% THC will carry a maximum sentencing of 15 years in prison
Growing over 100 marijuana plants that contain more than 0.03% THC will carry a maximum sentencing of 20 years in prison
Unfortunately the answer for this is 0 plants, as it is still illegal to use, possess, cultivate or harvest marijuana.
The exception and drug diversion
The heavy criminal penalties are based around the possession of large quantities of marijuana with the apparent intent to sell, traffick or distribute.
For Australians that have a personal amount of cannabis, police will offer a drug diversion to you to avoid any unnecessary court proceedings or criminal charges.
The police have a basic checklist to understand whether or not the person found with cannabis are applicable for a drug diversion or if they should go through the courts. These may include:
Admitting that they were in possession of marijuana for personal use
No severe criminal history
No violent criminal history
No drug-related criminal history
No current or ongoing criminal charges at the time that related to the acquisition, possession or use of the marijuana
First time receiving a drug diversion
More information on Queensland’s drug laws can be found here.
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