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Who's responsible for an illegal marijuana grow?

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A "what if" scenario:
A renter is renting a home from a family friend in California.
The renter is busted by police for an illegal marijuana grow.
The landlord had no prior knowledge of the grow.

Will the landlord having no knowledge of the grow get in trouble as well?
Will the landlord face property forfeiture?
(The house has a mortgage held by the landlord.)

Seeking facts, intelligent opinions welcome too...

I hope I chose the right area to post this thread, mods please move it if a better area exists, thanks.

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Re: Who's responsible for an illegal marijuana grow?

Post by The Aspie Toker »

Welcome to the site.

None of us here are lawyers, and laws differ from state to state and country to country.

It is best to seek a lawyer for correct advice relating to your area.
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We are a canna growing site sorry but you need to get legal advice on this
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Re: Who's responsible for an illegal marijuana grow?

Post by Chad.Westport »

There is the potential as the legal owner of the property, that there will be charges brought. If you have the money, a good lawyer will clear it all up for you...... on the assumption you do not know the renters personally.

If you had a rental agency handling the renting of the house and collection of monthly payments, I would imagine they face more of the responsibility for the renters actions than you would. You've done your due diligence by hiring a company to screen tenets for these things.
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The Aspie Toker wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:34 pm
Welcome to the site.

None of us here are lawyers, and laws differ from state to state and country to country.

It is best to seek a lawyer for correct advice relating to your area.
The best answer TBH.
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Re: Who's responsible for an illegal marijuana grow?

Post by 2-Scoops »

Crazy laws in parts of USA if that`s the case, I mean guys innocent if he doesn`t know anything about it, well it seems a bit harsh to me, whatever happened to innocent till proven guilty. If owner of house didn`t know i was growing, he certainly wouldn`t lose his house here in UK or get into any trouble over it, he may even be able to make a claim against me in court for any damages, but it`s just the growers problem here in UK. Best go get advice on it cus you don`t wan`t anyone losing their house cus you`ve broken the law. More i think about it sure sounds mad as fuck man does that law if it is one. Good luck with it anyhow.
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Re: Who's responsible for an illegal marijuana grow?

Post by sageridder »

Here's a quick link to basically your question being answered (briefly) by 4 lawyers. But I wouldn't substitute it for speaking to an actual lawyer.
https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/can- ... 08969.html
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