10 plants in the country for which you face a fine or criminal liability

 10 plants in the country for which you face a fine or criminal liability

It would seem that a summer cottage is an individual small corner of nature, where you can grow whatever your heart desires. In fact, everything is different. Some crops growing on the site can be severely punished.

Sage of diviners

The Sálvia divinórum plant is also called narcotic sage. Its leaves contain psychoactive substances that act on the human condition like drugs that cause hallucinations. Sage sage is a part of many popular smoking mixtures banned for sale in Russia. The plant is included in the list of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors subject to control in Russia. For its cultivation and distribution, a fine of up to 4,000 rubles can be threatened.

Blue lotus

Nymphaea caerulea or blue water lily is not so easy to grow in the country, because it is an aquatic plant. However, the opportunity to have these delicate flowers on their site makes gardeners, unaware of their secret properties, look for options and even create small artificial ponds. The plant contains aporphine, apomorphine and nuciferin, has sedative properties and is included in the list of drugs. Large-scale cultivation of plants is criminalized. A fine is imposed - up to 300 thousand rubles. or sent to correctional labor for up to 480 hours, or imprisonment for up to 2 years.

Mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe

The responsibility for growing hallucinogenic mushrooms is higher. After all, if plants or flowers with consciousness-altering properties can be planted in a summer cottage out of ignorance, then with mushrooms everything is clear at once. They contain psychedelic substances, and their effect on the human body can last for several months. If there are more than 20 such mushrooms in the summer cottage, then it will not be possible to avoid responsibility, according to Article 231 of the Criminal Code.

Cactus containing mescaline

At first glance, harmless home cacti can also be illegal. The varieties "San Pedro", "Peruvian Torch", "Echinopsis" and "Peyote" are prohibited because they contain a substance that affects the human psyche like LSD - mescaline. Its danger is that it creates the illusion of "lightness and naturalness ”and much faster than other prohibited substances, it causes serious addiction. The cultivation of cacti for the purpose of obtaining and distributing drugs is punishable, at best - a monetary fine, at worst - by depriving the "cactus grower" of freedom for two years.

Cocaine bush

In the case of the cocca, everything is clear at once. Its tonic properties are quickly addictive, and their regular use causes irreparable damage to the psyche and can cause death. The coca bush could hardly grow on its own, so there is a real criminal sentence for cultivating it. Its duration will depend on the number of plants. After analyzing this, law enforcement officers will be able to conclude whether cocca is grown for their own consumption or for sale.

Poppy containing narcotic substances

Opium or sleeping pills can grow on the site and accidentally, then its owner faces a warning or an administrative fine for "failure to take measures to destroy wild plants containing narcotic and psychotropic substances" (1500-2000 rubles). It has a strong analgesic effect and is sometimes used when the production of heroin, therefore, the deliberate cultivation of the opium poppy is threatened with restriction or imprisonment for up to two years.


It often grows like a weed in the dacha plots of Russians, but it is also the basis for the preparation of a herbal drug - marijuana. At first, hemp causes euphoria, but with prolonged use, problems with the brain, nervous and hormonal systems appear. If more than 20 of its bushes grow on the site, it will not be possible to get rid of an administrative fine.


This small shrub attracts with its pleasant appearance and luxurious flowers. And people, initiated into the world of prohibited substances, also know about its "secret" properties. Khat leaves have a slight stimulating effect on the psyche, improve mood and have a relaxing effect. Nevertheless, khat is included in the list of herbal narcotic substances prohibited in the territory of the Russian Federation, and its cultivation faces a serious fine.

Hawaiian rose

Argyreia nervosa is also called Agirea sinewy, it looks like a bindweed with bright large flowers. Hawaiian rose seeds act on a person akin to LSD - visual, auditory, temporal and spatial perception changes. Its cultivation in large volumes may entail administrative punishment or compulsory community service (180-240 hours).

Mimosa hostilis

Mimosa tenuiflora has psychoactive properties and is used to make ayahuasca, a popular drink among shamans. It is included in the list of wild-growing drugs prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation. Responsibility for its deliberate cultivation can be exhausted by a fine, and can restrict movement or imprisonment.

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Risk zone: what a summer resident can be fined for under the law

Everyone who owns a summer cottage is responsible for all laws and regulations formulated for horticultural associations. And it doesn't matter ㅡ a person lives there permanently, only in the warm season, sometimes he comes or does not appear at all. In fact, there are many such rules, and their ignorance does not exempt summer residents from responsibility.

Can poppy be grown in Russia?

Surely, many of you remember the recent high-profile story of a Perm pensioner, in whose garden the police found more than 400 poppy plants, which were carefully looked after. At first, a "hype" arose on the Internet in defense of my grandfather, but later, when the details and details of the "poppy case" began to be clarified, public opinion calmed down and the pensioner received his conviction, albeit a conditional one.

The reason for this outcome was the fact that the poppy that grandfather grew in his garden was opium, at the same time, it occupied almost half of the entire garden, and it was proved in court that the owner of the plot carefully looked after him.

Actually, in the history of the Perm pensioner lies the answer to the question - In what case is it forbidden to grow poppy in Russia?

Criminal liability for poppy seeds in the garden can occur if the following mandatory conditions are met:

  • Poppy plants must be narcotic
  • Number of poppy plants must be large, that is, more than 10 plants, or especially large - more than 200 plants (growing poppy in the amount of 10 plants or less entails liability under the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation)
  • It must be proven that the culprit was aware of the fact of growth he had opium poppy on his plot and deliberately continued to grow it, although he had the opportunity to eliminate the plants, or report them to the police

In accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of November 27, 2010 No. 934, currently in Russia, hypnotic poppy (plant of the species Papaver somniferum L) and other types of poppy of the Papaver genus containing narcotic drugs are prohibited for cultivation.

In accordance with Article 18 of the Federal Law "On Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances", the cultivation of narcotic plants is allowed only for use in scientific, educational purposes and in expert activities, in pharmaceuticals and for industrial purposes, subject to the availability of an appropriate license.

Thus, we can summarize that the cultivation of opium poppy by citizens on their personal plots in Russia is prohibited, regardless of the purpose of its cultivation.

Lawyers are often asked is it possible to grow an oriental or ornamental poppy in the garden? The answer to this question must be sought in botanical reference books, which state that the oriental poppy belongs to the genus Papaver and is also narcotic.

But some decorative poppy varieties that do not contain narcotic substances are not prohibited from growing. However, before you start sowing these beautiful flowers, it is better to consult not only with a lawyer, but also with a qualified specialist in the field of botany, so as not to make a fatal mistake.

Ideally, it is better for gardeners not to mess with poppy at all, since it is very difficult for an ordinary gardener to distinguish between permitted varieties of plants from prohibited ones, and sometimes even specialists find it difficult to do this without an examination

8. What is the threat of breaking the silence in the country?

Bills on the introduction of administrative responsibility for violating the peace of citizens and silence have been discussed in the State Duma on several occasions and rejected under various pretexts.

One of the bills is still alive, its consideration was postponed from February 6, 2020 to a later date. According to the bill, it is proposed to supplement the article of the Administrative Code on petty hooliganism with a clause that includes a fine for breaking the silence in residential areas from 10 pm to 6 am.

And this means that fines at the federal level will soon be levied for violating peace and quiet.
Today, fines for breaking the silence in the country are provided by local Administrative Offenses Code, and depend on the development of municipalities.

This is not a complete list of fines that summer residents face.

So, for example, fines can come for getting rid of vipers, because these snakes are listed in the red book, for the fact that poppy or hemp grows on the site, for the fact that emergency trees or buildings are growing / erected in the garden.

Forewarned is forearmed, Be careful, take care of yourself and your loved ones and have a good rest in your beloved summer cottage!

What plants can you be fined for

There is such a beautiful plant. The blue poppy is called. In general, it is named so with a big stretch. It does not contain the "poppy" drug and therefore it is allowed to grow it as an ordinary flower crop. However, plants can grow on the site without your help, for which they can be fined, and in a particularly difficult case, even put behind bars.

It is interesting that in the Moscow region they can be fined 3000-5000 rubles if you have a Sosnovsky hogweed growing. It is dangerous for a person, a lot of budgetary funds are spent on fighting it.

The most exotic forbidden plant is the blue lotus. This aquatic plant was previously used in rituals. When first used, it causes nausea and muscle tremors, and then intoxication, auditory and visual hallucinations.

Mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe are ubiquitous, and can grow in the country on a dung heap, on soil with plant debris. Some of their types have an effect on humans comparable to LSD.

Kat is the name of an evergreen shrub. The leaves are oblong, the stems are red. Distributed in India, Somalia and several Asian countries. Acts on the body like hard alcohol. Strong drinks are prohibited there, so the Arabs chew khat. This is a real natural disaster in Yemen. We can plant khat for growing. Chewing it causes euphoria, relieves pain and dulls the instinct of self-preservation. The result is similar to amphetamine use.

Hemp grows almost everywhere in our country. For a couple of spontaneously grown bushes, the district police officer will oblige you to destroy it. If you ignore it, there will be a fine. Well, for growing on an industrial scale, you face a long prison term.

Soporific poppy (plant of the species Papaver somniferum L.) and other types of poppy of the genus Papaver contain narcotic glands. How to distinguish narcotic poppy from food or decorative poppy? It's very simple: if the seed pods have a diameter of 2.5 cm or more, then this dangerous plant is prohibited. True, the seeds in ripe boxes do not contain drugs, but you will not prove this to the police.

Mimosa hostilis is from the legume family. In Brazil, it is used as a psychostimulant, and in our country, drugs are prepared from it. It has nothing to do with mimosa for March 8.

Sage of diviners. The Indians used it for shamanistic rituals. Its leaves contain one of the most powerful hallucinogens.

It disrupts the work of the brain, causes severe hallucinations, and can cause a person to panic.

Typically, these and other narcotic plants are fined. Collections on a large and especially large scale are criminalized. In this case, a fine of up to 300 thousand rubles, forced labor up to 480 hours, or imprisonment up to two years will shine. And you can get a fine of up to 4,000 rubles or arrest up to 15 days for one copy at the dacha.


What plants on the site can be fined and prosecuted

When planting certain plants in a garden, rarely does anyone think about whether their cultivation is not prohibited by the state. Let's figure out which cultures are banned, and why they are dangerous.

We recently told you that the Ministry of Agriculture of the Moscow Region has prepared a bill according to which the owners of land plots overgrown with Sosnovsky's hogweed will have to pay a fine of 3-5 thousand rubles. Since the cow parsnip is dangerous for humans, and a lot of budget funds are spent on fighting it, such a measure, according to officials, should stimulate citizens to accountability. The cow parsnip reproduces by seeds, so one plant in a summer cottage is enough so that months of labor to destroy it are wasted.

And if they are only planning to start fines for hogweed, then administrative and criminal liability has long been in effect for a number of other plants throughout the country. The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation contains article 231 "Illegal cultivation of plants containing narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances or their precursors", and the list of prohibited crops is specified in the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of November 27, 2010 No. 934.

A precursor is a substance that participates in a reaction leading to the formation of a target substance, in particular a drug or psychotropic.

Ignorance of the law does not exempt from liability, therefore, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the appearance of dangerous plants and exclude their presence in your own summer cottage.

Blue Lotus (Nymphea caerulea plant)
A perennial aquatic plant with leathery leaves up to 40 cm in diameter and fragrant flowers up to 20 cm in diameter. It belongs to the Water Lily family. The blue lotus was revered in ancient Egypt as a ritual plant. Contains psychoactive substances that cause a state of euphoria. On first use, a person experiences nausea and muscle tremors. Then - auditory and visual hallucinations, intoxication.

Mushrooms of any kind containing psilocybin and / or psilocin Mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe are found all over the world. Their habitat: soil with dead plant remains, sphagnum bogs, dung heaps, etc. Sometimes you can find such mushrooms in the forest. Some species contain psilocybin or psilocin, nitrogen-containing organic compounds that have an effect on humans that is comparable to LSD, a well-known psychoactive substance. The main external differences of such mushrooms: plates, outgrowths of tissue on the lower surface of the cap grow to the stem or weakly descend along it. The caps themselves are dry or watery. The legs of the mushrooms are long and gristly.

Cactus containing mescaline (Lophophora williamsii) and other cactus containing mescaline In nature, there are more than 2 thousand species of cacti. Unfortunately, only scientific expertise can figure out which plant is dangerous. But there are signs of the species Lophophora williamsii. There are practically no thorns on the plant, the body size is small - up to 5 cm in diameter. There are convex ribs with grooves, funnel-shaped flowers.Such cacti have long been used by the Indians during religious rituals, causing hallucinations in themselves. Mescaline, contained in plants, causes lethargy, profuse salivation, and blurred vision. A person cannot express his thoughts coherently.

Cat (plant of the species Catha edulis) Kat is an evergreen shrub from the Euonymus family. The leaves of the plant are oblong, the stems are often red. White flowers are collected in lush inflorescences. Khat is popular in India, Somalia and other eastern countries, where it serves as an alternative to alcohol. Chewing kata causes a state of euphoria, relieves pain, blocks the instinct of self-preservation. People often fall into an inadequate state. This effect is achieved due to the presence of cathinone in the plant - a chemical substance similar to amphetamine in effects. On first use, the intoxication lasts up to three hours, but then sharply decreases to just 30 minutes, causing addiction. After chewing khat, a person is tormented by thirst and stool disturbance.

Coca bush (plant of any species of the genus Erythroxylon) The coca bush, or coca, is native to South America. Outwardly, it looks like a blackthorn. Height - 2-3 m, branches with thin green leaves, small flowers, ripe red fruits. The leaves contain cocaine, a dangerous substance that is addictive and addictive. After consuming coca, a person suppresses feelings of fatigue, hunger and thirst, and a state of euphoria sets in. At this time, the work of the brain, heart and lungs is disrupted. After pleasant sensations, a period of depression begins, hallucinations are possible. An overdose of cocaine is fatal to humans.

Hemp (plant of the genus Cannabis) Hemp has been known in Russia for many centuries. It was grown as an agricultural crop and even immortalized in the composition of the Friendship of Nations fountain. Today, this annual herb is banned due to its psychoactive substance. Hemp is used to make dangerous drugs such as hashish and marijuana, which are addictive, impairing mental capacity, and increasing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and schizotypal disorder.

Soporific poppy (plant of the species Papaver somniferum L.) and other types of poppy of the genus Papaver, containing narcotic substances Poppy can often be found at their summer cottage. But don't be scared right away. The ban is not an ornamental food variety, but plants of the Papaver genus, on the basis of which narcotic drugs are prepared. How to distinguish illegal poppy seeds? In dangerous plants, seed pods have a diameter of 2-5 cm and more. They are usually grown as annuals. The following are prohibited:

Papaver somniferum L. - hypnotic poppy
Papaver setigerum D. C. - bristle poppy
Papaver bracteatum Lindl. - bracts poppy
Papaver orientale L. - oriental poppy.
When buying seeds, carefully read the information on the package.

Mimosa hostilis (plant of the species Mimosa tenuiflora) Banned plants include mimosa hostilis from the legume family. According to experts, some parts of this shrub can be used for the preparation of drugs. In particular, in his homeland, in Brazil, the plant is used as a psychostimulant. On the territory of Russia, mimosa hostilis is not cultivated, and it has nothing to do with mimosa, which is presented on March 8.

Hawaiian rose (Argyreia nervosa plant) The second name of the Hawaiian rose is sinewy argirea. The plant belongs to the perennial crops of the Bindweed family. Known all over the world. The flowers are funnel-shaped, the leaves are large, heart-shaped. Hawaiian rose seeds contain a number of psychoactive substances - ergine, ergonovine, isoergine, etc. Ingestion of seeds causes hallucinations, impaired temporal and spatial perception.

Sage of diviners (plant of the species Salvia divinorum) Sage of fortunetellers is also called narcotic. Mexican Indians used it for shamanistic rituals and for medicinal purposes. The plant differs little from representatives of its genus. But the leaves of such sage contain one of the most powerful plant hallucinogens - salvinorin A. The substance changes consciousness, disrupts the brain and the whole organism as a whole. The person experiences auditory, visual and tactile hallucinations, panicking.

Ephedra (plant of the genus Ephedra L.) Ephedra, or ephedra, is a shrub up to 2-3 m in height with small leaves. Also, the plant is known under the name "Kuzmich grass", on behalf of the folk healer Fyodor Kuzmich. Ephedra contains the toxic substance ephedrine, which negatively affects the nervous system and does not add health to a person. High blood pressure, a malfunction of the intestines, a high concentration of glucose in the blood are not the only consequences of using ephedrine, so the ephedra has no place in the summer cottage.

It should be noted that they will be prosecuted only when plants are cultivated on a large or especially large scale. In this case, the summer resident faces a fine of up to 300 thousand rubles, compulsory work for up to 480 hours, or imprisonment for up to 2 years. But to bring to administrative responsibility (a fine of up to 4 thousand rubles or arrest up to 15 days), it is enough to have on the site one copy (in any phase of development) of any of the plants listed above. Look for details in the table.

Plant nameGrowing on a large scale (regardless of the phase of plant development)Growing on an extra large scale (regardless of the phase of plant development)
Blue Lotus (Nymphea caerulea plant)from 10 plantsfrom 100 plants
Mushrooms of any kind containing psilocybin and / or psilocinfrom 20 fruiting bodiesfrom 200 fruiting bodies
Cactus containing mescaline (Lophophora williamsii) and other cactus containing mescalinefrom 2 plantsfrom 10 plants
Cat (plant of the species Catha edulis)from 4 plantsfrom 40 plants
Coca bush (plant of any species of the genus Erythroxylon)from 4 plantsfrom 20 plants
Hemp (plant of the genus Cannabis)from 20 plantsfrom 330 plants
Soporific poppy (plant of the species Papaver somniferum L.) and other species of poppy of the genus Papavercontaining narcotic drugsfrom 10 plantsfrom 200 plants
Mimosa hostilis (plant of the species Mimosa tenuiflora)from 10 plantsfrom 100 plants
Hawaiian rose (Argyreia nervosa plant)from 10 plantsfrom 100 plants
Sage of diviners (plant of the species Salvia divinorum)from 10 plantsfrom 100 plants
Ephedra (plant of the genus Ephedra L.)from 10 plantsfrom 200 plants

There are many beautiful and safe plants to decorate your garden, so don't take the risk of planting prohibited plants. In order not to find yourself in a difficult situation, buy seeds and seedlings only from trusted sellers who will provide you with a receipt. Buying handheld at crossings or on roadsides does not guarantee the quality of the product. Plus, it is better to keep receipts. This mainly concerns the purchase of ornamental poppy seeds, because visually distinguishing it from plants of the Papaver genus is not always easy.

What height should the grass not exceed?

According to the inspector of the Gosadmtekhnadzor of the Moscow Region Sergey Kiryushin, site owners are required to monitor the grass at a distance of five meters around the perimeter of their allotment. The height of the vegetation cover cannot be more than 20 centimeters. In the event of a violation, inspectors can issue either a warning or a fine in the amount of two to three thousand rubles (Article 20.4. Administrative Code of the Russian Federation).

As far as the land plot itself is concerned, each owner is obliged to maintain it in proper condition. Since January 17, 2018, a new clause of requirements has been introduced into the rules of the fire regime in the Russian Federation, according to which fire officials can bring land owners to administrative responsibility for failing to take measures to mow grass. However, the height of the grass is not mentioned in the fire regulations. In clause 17.1. only it is said that the owners of land plots are obliged to carry out regular garbage collection and mowing of grass. Violation of this clause entails administrative responsibility in accordance with clause 20.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation with a fine of two to three thousand rubles.

The requirement for timely mowing of grass on the site can also be spelled out in the decision of the general meeting of SNT. It may, in particular, contain an indication that if the owner of the plot does not mow the grass, the board will mow it, and the price of such a service is determined.

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