Federal authorities have set a threshold for how many narcotic plants grown in the garden can send Russians to prison.
Officials approved a list of plants containing narcotic or psychotropic substances, and defined the large and exceptionally large amounts for the application of criminal charges.
As reported by Moskovsky Komsomolets from the administrative offices of the Russian government, psychotropic plants include the blue lotus, psilocybin-containing mushrooms, mescaline cacti, coca plants, cannabis, white poppy, Hawaiian rose, salvia, khat and ephedra.
Growing two cacti, four coca plants, 10 bulbs of poppy, salvia, ephedra, blue lotus or Hawaiian Rose, 20 marijuana plants or psilocybin mushrooms at home or on a plot of land is enough to earn a jail sentence. Such numbers of plants containing narcotic substances are now defined as a large amount. An exceptionally large amount starts from 10 and 20 units respectively for mescaline cacti and coca plants.
Growing “large amounts” means at least 100 mushrooms, poppy bulbs or blue lotus, Hawaiian rose or salvia plants, at least 200 ephedra plants and 330 cannabis plants.
Also, the Russian government has determined the amount of dried and ready-to-use plants considered to be an exceptionally large amount: more than three grams of the blue lotus, salvia or Hawaiian Rose, and six grams of cannabis, 10 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and 20 grams of coca or poppy.
This also means more than 50 and 100 grams of mescaline-containing cacti and khat, respectively, as well as more than 30 grams of salvia, Hawaiian Rose and blue lotus seeds, more than 100 grams of mushrooms and marijuana, 250 grams of coca plants and cacti.