The bill requires the court to impose a fine of up to $10,000 per day on a defendant convicted of illegal marijuana cultivation from the date the illegal marijuana cultivation operation was discovered by law enforcement until the date the illegal cultivation operation was no longer operational.
In 2015, the general assembly passed Senate Bill 15-014, which limited the total number of plants that a primary caregiver can grow to 36 plants, unless the primary caregiver has a patient with an extended plant count, in which case the limit is 99 plants. Senate Bill 15-014 made the limits effective January 1, 2017. The bill makes the limits effective July 1, 2016.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)