Life in Prison for Making Pot Brownies?

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470219563ROUND ROCK, Texas — A Texas teen accused of making and selling marijuana brownies is facing up to life in prison after prosecutors charged him with a first-degree felony.

Jacob Lavoro, 19, was caught last month with a pound of weed, 1.5 pounds of drug laced brownies and 145 grams of hash oil, reports CNN affiliate KEYE.

The charge and severity of the punishment — five years to life — is so severe because the pot brownie recipe included hash oil. That allows the state of Texas to use the sugar, cocoa, butter and other ingredients to determine the weight of the drugs.

Lavoro’s attorney Jack Holmes said Jacob should only be charged with a misdemeanor.

“They’ve weighed baked goods in this case,” he said. “I was outraged. I’ve been doing this for 22 years as a lawyer and I’ve got 10 years as a police officer and I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

The former high school football player has an entirely clean record prior to his current charge.

Lavoro’s father said he understands that his son should be punished but this is extreme.

“If he did something wrong, he should be punished but to the extent that makes sense. This is illogical. I’m really upset, and I’m frightened, I’m frightened for my son,” Joe Lavoro said.


  • Brandy T.

    Are you serious?? I personally don't think he should even get the minimum of 5 years. Texas is very strict and they have their own set of rules. When will the Federal Government come up with a plan to put a tax on marijuana? I'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WONT ALLOW THE SALE OR USE OF MARIJUANA, BUT WILL ALLOW ALL TYPES OF OTHER MAN MADE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL THAT ACTUALLY KILL PEOPLE.

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    rule #1…stay out of the south if you love freedom

    1000s of my friends and family have grown 30-99 plants for 20 years, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy…#1 crop in cali = $15 Billion Untaxed

    "any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states and more blacks are in prison then were slaves before the civil war…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever


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