Five men have been charged with almost two million dollars’ worth of cannabis at two rural Lockyer Valley properties. The men were aged 27, 27, 46, 36, and 21 and were charged with production of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of anything used in the commission of a crime.  

The Ipswich Police allegedly found four greenhouses containing 4,581 cannabis plants along with hydroponic growing chemics and irrigation.  

The five men have been remanded in custody and their matters are due to return to court later this month.  

What is the punishment for possession of weed? Possession and production of cannabis (known as weed) of less than 500 grams (or 100 plants) holds a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment, whereas for the possession or production of more than 500 grams or 100 plants, the maximum penalty is 20 years imprisonment.  

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