TRAFFICKING IN MARIJUANA/CANNABIS, PINELLAS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEFENSE LAWYER
Florida Statute 893.135, Trafficking in Marijuana
For the purpose of this paragraph, a plant, including, but not limited to, a seedling or cutting, is a “cannabis plant” if it has some readily observable evidence of root formation, such as root hairs. To determine if a piece or part of a cannabis plant severed from the cannabis plant is itself a cannabis plant, the severed piece or part must have some readily observable evidence of root formation, such as root hairs. Callous tissue is not readily observable evidence of root formation. The viability and sex of a plant and the fact that the plant may or may not be a dead harvested plant are not relevant in determining if the plant is a “cannabis plant” or in the charging of an offense under this paragraph. Upon conviction, the court shall impose the longest term of imprisonment provided for in this paragraph.
If you have been arrested or charged with marijuana/cannabis trafficking in Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, or Sarasota County, call Attorney Oropesa for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Attorney Oropesa can be reached directly at 800-774-9883. Attorney Oropesa has over 14 years of criminal defense practice.