A38-year-old father is accused of making pot brownies at home and giving them to his teenage daughter to sell at her high school. At one high school baseball game, the daughter sold the pot brownies to two students. Police discovered the father was growing pot and using his daughter and other students to sell the weed to high school students. Police also found a dozen pot plants in the father's garage, along with hundreds of grams of dried cannabis and edibles. The students who ate the brownies ended up being okay, but the father could face charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, as well as charges for possessing, growing and selling marijuana / pot. The father could also face other criminal charges for potentially endangering the lives of the school kids.
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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor / Juvenile Definition and Penalty in Arapahoe County
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, C.R.S. 18-6-701, charges occur in Arapahoe County whenever a person:
“Induces, aids, or encourages a child to violate a federal or state law, municipal or county ordinance, or court order.”
A “minor” or juvenile for the purposes of this statute is considered a person under the age of 18. For the father to allow his daughter and other students to sell marijuana to underage students / minors at a high school (minors under the age of 21 cannot possess or consume Marijuana), he would likely face charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. As a class 4 felony, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor is subject to high fines and possible imprisonment in Colorado Department of Corrections.
Marijuana Possession in Denver, Adams and Douglas County: Possessing, Growing and Selling Weed / Pot
Depending on how much pot / marijuana was in the pot brownies the father sold to students, he could also face charges for selling, transferring or dispensing marijuana to minors, C.R.S. 18-18-406. Charges for selling marijuana to a minor in Adams County range anywhere from a level 4 drug felony (DF4) to a level 1 drug felony (DF1). Additionally, depending on how many pot plants the father was growing in his garage, he could face anywhere from a level 1 drug misdemeanor charge (DM1) to a level 3 drug felony (DF3). Finally, marijuana possession in Denver (depending on the number of ounces) can lead to criminal charges as well. In Colorado, note that possessing an ounce or less of marijuana, pot and weed, or growing up to at least 6 marijuana plants at home is allowed. Marijuana can also be used medicinally as well.
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