Illegal Attempted Criminal Behavior

You know the police state is in full swing when attempted criminal acts are illegal:

A 29-year-old Geneva man is facing charges after 10 pounds of marijuana was found inside a package.

Angnem Green of Geneva is charged with attempted criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.

Mind you that the man isn’t being charged with possession but attempted possession of marijuana. Shouldn’t the man actually have to have possession of an illicit substance before he’s charged with a crime? I guess people are easier to control if you make everything illegal.