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Teen faces life sentence over pot brownies

Teen faces life sentence over pot brownies

(NEWSER) – A Texas teen is facing five years to life in prison for allegedly making and selling pot brownies due to the particulars of the state's drug laws—and his recipe. Jacob Lavoro’s fateful mistake was allegedly adding hash oil to his batch. While possession of up to two ounces of pot is a misdemeanor in the state, possession of hash oil is a felony, and its inclusion in the brownies allowed the state to count the other ingredients in the baked goods, from the sugar to the butter, when calculating the weight of the illegal substance. The sentence is tied to a single batch weighing in at about a pound and a half—or 660 grams of hash oil, reports KEYE TV, though Toke of the Townreports Lavoro allegedly made the brownies using only a few grams. Lavoro, a former high school football player, has a clean record otherwise.

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