Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 21.27 (D)

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(D)  Crime of Moral Turpitude.  Manufacture or cultivation with intent to sell will be a crime of moral turpitude.  On the other hand, manufacture or cultivation for personal use (especially where there is no intent requirement) is arguably not a CMT.  Marijuana may be grown, for example, for use as a topical remedy for arthritis.  It would be difficult for the DHS to argue such a use entails an evil intent.