A common charge that many medical marijuana patients and caregivers who possess plants is manufacture of a controlled substance. Manufacture charges, as outlined by MCL 333.7401(2)(d), are similar, but more severe than possession charges and can carry serious penalties, as outlined below:
(d) Marihuana or a mixture containing marihuana is guilty of a felony punishable as follows:
(i) If the amount is 45 kilograms or more, or 200 plants or more, by imprisonment for not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $10,000,000.00, or both.
(ii) If the amount is 5 kilograms or more but less than 45 kilograms, or 20 plants or more but fewer than 200 plants, by imprisonment for not more than 7 years or a fine of not more than $500,000.00, or both.
(iii) If the amount is less than 5 kilograms or fewer than 20 plants, by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00, or both.
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