If I’m an electrical contractor, can I get in trouble for working on a marijuana farm?

Asked on December 8, 2015 under Criminal Law, Washington


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

IF you know that it is a marijuana farm, and if the work you are doing is to help or enable growing marijuana or fulfilling/processing orders (e.g. wiring in grow lights), then yes: in that case, because you know there is a criminal activity and you do something which helps them break the law, you could be considered an accomplice. So doing wiring in a marijuana greenhouse--very bad idea. Putting a light fixture in a bedroom of the home of the marijuana farmers--should not be an issue.

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