A Texas teen is facing five years to life in prison for baking and selling pot brownies, reports KHON-TV.
Seems a little harsh, no? Jacob Lavoro, a 19-year-old from Round Rock, Texas, was charged with a first degree felony because he used hash oil instead of marijuana.
Apparently, this allowed the state to weigh the brownies as a whole to calculate the weight of the drugs. Police included the flour, sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract, and everything else—and found that the baked goods in Lavoro’s apartment weighed 660 grams (or 1.45 pounds). Along with the baked goods, the police found 16 ounces of marijuana at the apartment.
Jack Holmes, Lavoro’s attorney, told KHON-TV,
Let this be a lesson to you all, and teach you something valuable about the insane drug laws in Texas.