“For various plants on your territory, you can get a big fine or even go to jail. You can get away with a fine for growing hogweed or wolfberry, but for hemp and coca bush you can even go to jail. However, many vacationers don’t even know about the presence of this type of crop in their area,” the deputy told Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
How can you challenge the punishment if the neighbors managed to complain and you feel innocent? “Let’s look at the term” cultivation “. According to the law, cultivation is considered if you sowed and created conditions for the cultivation of prohibited species, as well as bred new varieties. If uninvited guests appeared on your own, then do not do something illegal. Administrative or criminal penalties are possible when the number of bushes of such plants is exceeded. For example, you have 30 hemp bushes on your site. You can challenge the punishment if you prove that the number of prohibited plants on your site does not exceed the minimum standard. You can also reclassify criminal liability to administrative liability, if you prove that dangerous plants grew on the site by themselves, without prior planting, and you grew them solely for culinary purposes, thinking that it is a kind of lettuce,” Nikita specified. Chaplin. The court can then find you not guilty and cancel or commute the sentence, he added.
“But it is better, of course, to take care of your dachas: destroy weeds, grow only familiar crops and get rid of everything unknown as quickly as possible,” Chaplin advised.