Pease v. State

In Pease v. State, 27 P. 3d 788 (Alaska App. 2001) the Court discussed what could be included in calculating the aggregate weight of live marijuana plants: "To determine whether the grower possessed one pound or more of marijuana, the police could not simply cut down the plants and weigh them. In practice, the police had to finish the job that the grower had begun -- that is, they had to cut down the plants, allow them to dry, and then cut the leaves, buds, and flowers from the stalks -- if they were to prosecute the grower under AS 11.71.040(a)(3)(F)." (Id. at 788-89.)