Production of a controlled substance It is a severe crime to produce and substance including but not limited to Schedule I, II, III, or IV of the CDSA
Schedule I: Codeine, morphine, OxyContin, cocaine and heroin Schedule II: Cannabis marihuana and cannabis resin (hashish), cannabis oil or any other by-products Schedule III: LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”) Schedule IV: Barbiturates(Amytal, clonazepam, diazepam, Nembutal, and anabolic steroids)
To “produce” is to obtain a substance by any process or method, and includes: -Synthesizing, manufacturing, or using any manner to alter the physical or chemical qualities of a substance -Harvesting, cultivating or growing the substance or any living organism that the substance can be derived or extracted from
For Schedule I substances, the maximum period of jail possible is LIFE. -You can receive a minimum of 3 years of you produce a schedule I substance over a certain amount. -For Schedule II substances, the maximum period of jail possible is LIFE. You may also receive a minimum of 1 to 3 years, depending on factors including the specific substance, the number of plants produced, and if your operation created health, safety, and security hazards in the community. -For a Schedule III substance, you face a maximum penalty of 10 years -For Schedule IV production carries a maximum of 3 years in jail You can receive a minimum of 3 years if you produce a schedule I substance over a certain amount.