Section 303.5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Cultivating Marketable Quantity of Controlled Plants and is extracted below.
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303.5 Cultivating marketable quantities of controlled plants
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person cultivates a plant for a commercial purpose; and
(b) the plant is a controlled plant; and
(c) the quantity cultivated is a marketable quantity.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 25 years or 5,000 penalty units, or both.
(2) The fault element for paragraph (1)(b) is recklessness.
(3) Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(c).
Note: Section 313.4 provides a partial defence in relation to the matter in paragraph (1)(c).
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