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Client Guide to Cannabis Cultivation Cases Part 2 – What Happen When It All Goes Wrong?

Client Guide to Cannabis Cultivation Cases Part 2 – What Happen When It All Goes Wrong?

 Through word of mouth and our reputation we have a large number of clients approach us after they have sought advice elsewhere. 

 

Often this will be at the appeal stage.  By then, the damage would often be done.  Cases will have been poorly prepared and the assumptions, yield estimates and valuations relied on by the prosecution will not have been challenged.  Consequently, as the sentencing guidelines are based on a tariff system which reflects the quantity or yield produced by an operation combined with an assessment of the “sophistication and degree of involvement of the offender” individuals are sentenced to longer terms then they would have been.

 In a recent case before the Court of Appeal, the problems that arise when cases are not properly prepared was graphically illustrated. 

Are The Police Cracking Down On Home Cannabis Cultivators?

Are The Police Cracking Down On Home Cannabis Cultivators?

Very little data is available on the numbers of prosecutions in this area and we are undertaking research at the moment on this topic.  However we have noticed that whereas traditionally, importers brought in large quantities of herbal cannabis from Europe and in particular the Netherlands there is a growing trend now for domestic cultivation in the UK.