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The growing and cultivation of a controlled substance that is naturally occurring is referred to as “cultivation” and is a serious offense under New Mexico law. Unlike other substances which must be “manufactured” because they are not naturally occurring substances, cultivated drugs can be naturally grown. This drug crime is most frequently applied to marijuana.
New Mexico has some of the strictest marijuana cultivation laws in the country, with even a first offense having tremendous consequences. Therefore, it is not advised that you attempt to face your charges alone, but seek out experienced counsel from an Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer. At Border Law Office, PA, we have protected those facing the harshness of the criminal justice system for over 31 years using a client-focused and aggressive form of criminal defense representation.
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New Mexico has an almost zero-tolerance policy on drug crimes, with nearly every offense other than simple possession being considered a felony. For drug cultivation, it does not matter how many plants you may have or are on your property, you could be facing formidable legal consequences.
Marijuana Cultivation in New Mexico is penalized as follows:
For those with serious health issues, New Mexico is a state that does allow individuals to cultivate a certain number of these plants for their own personal medical use when approved by a doctor. If you are prescribed medical marijuana, be sure to obtain the proper paperwork from your doctor in order to help clear you of any false charges.
Don’t hesitate! Contact the Border Law Office, PA for legal assistance if you have been accused of drug cultivation.