Photography - on drugs?
November 12, 2009 1:22 PM Subscribe
Legality of photographing a controlled substance?
posted by infinitefloatingbrains to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
(you're not my lawyer)
A photographer I work with is producing a shoot involving marijuana. As this is for a promotional piece, photo credits are pretty much required.
Partly inspired by this story
that recently appeared on Metafilter. That photo essay was more journalistic, and there was no discussion of Young's legal exposure.
After some searching I haven't been able to find much. Yes, High Times is sold on the newsstand but it seems most of the drug photos are published under a pseudonym, and yes, there are photos of marijuana being sold on stock photo sites (usually uncredited).
My main question is - are there any legal implications to be associated with the creation of photos (still life - no people) of a controlled substance? I'm not asking about any kind of possession-related charges - just a name on a photograph.