Producing illegal drugs is an illegal activity or a crime. For instance, federal and state laws stipulate a punishment for offenders who tend to take to manufacturing and cultivating drugs like marijuana in some states, although some amount of leniency is granted for the cultivation of marijuana in other states of the US.
Anyone found to be involved in any manner in the manufacture or cultivation of drugs in any manner or at any step is liable to sentencing under drug manufacturing and cultivation. Merely offering help in producing drugs in any manner is also liable to be charged under the same act.
Possession of articles necessary for rearing of crops or preparing the drugs is also dealt with under the same law. If anyone is found to be in possession of the resources required to produce drugs like methamphetamine, he or she can face trial. If you have some marijuana seeds with you, some grow lamps and some hydroponic gardening machinery, you are liable to be tried for drug manufacturing even if there is no cultivation of marijuana reported at the time.
Those found involved in manufacturing illegal drugs near schools and playgrounds invite a much stricter punishment if penalized. The punishment can take the form of prison sentences and even fines may be levied on the person found to be guilty.
The important points to be proved in the contention regarding manufacturing and cultivation of drugs is that the individual must be proved guilty of being in possession of drugs as well as meaning to produce the drugs.