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Is it a Crime to Sell Marijuana?

  Selling weed is a criminal offence in Canada.   While the Liberals have promised to legalize marijuana in 2017, currently you can still be charged for selling, producing or possessing marijuana. Section 2 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act states that traffic means, in relation to a substance included in any of the Schedules I to IV, (a) to sell, administer, give, transfer, transport, send or deliver the substance, (b) to sell an authorization to obtain the substance, or (c) to offer to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b), otherwise than under the authority of the regulations. Canabis (marihuana) is an item listed under Schedule II of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This makes it illegal to sell, administer, give, transfer, transport, send or deliver marijuana. Punishment The punishment for such offences is set out in section 3 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.…

6 Sep 2016

How Can I Appeal a Finding of Guilt For a...

1 Sep 2016

It is possible to appeal a finding of guilt at a higher court. In Canada, anyone found guilty of breaking the law may ask a higher…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Clayton Johnson

31 Aug 2016

Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his own wife. Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife. On the morning of  February 20, 1989his…

Is it Crime to be Intoxicated in Public...

30 Aug 2016

    You could be criminal charged for being intoxicated in public.   You could be charged for public intoxication with both provincial and federal law.…

What is the Sex Offender Registry?

25 Aug 2016

  A conviction of certain sex-related criminal offences can require someone to be on the Sex Offender Registry. The National Sexual Offender Information Registry is a national…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays David...

23 Aug 2016

Gord Downie is an advocate for the wrongfully convicted. With the conclusion of the final concert of legendary Canadian musicians, the Tragically Hip, Toronto Defence Lawyers…

Is it Crime to Download Movies in Canada?

23 Aug 2016

  A copyright owner has the exclusive rights under the Copyright Act to communicate the work to the public. Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted material is prohibited under the…