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Is Drug Paraphernalia a Crime?

Possession of drug paraphernalia in and of itself is not a criminal offence . It is not a criminal offence to possess drug paraphernalia in Canada. If you possess only drug paraphernalia and no illegal substance you cannot be charged with a criminal offence. The Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) does prohibit the importing and exporting drug paraphernalia: This criminal offence is found in section 462.2 of the CDSA Offence 462.2 Every one who knowingly imports into Canada, exports from Canada, manufactures, promotes or sells instruments or literature for illicit drug use is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction (a) for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both; or (b) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding three hundred thousand…

14 Mar 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ron and Linda...

1 Mar 2017

“Our life can never be normal. We’ve lost two years of our lives.”- Ron Sterlings In 1992, a mother in Martensville, Saskatchewan alleged that a local woman (Linda Sterling) who…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Herman Atkins

22 Feb 2017

  Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.   In 1988, Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of robbery, rape, forcible oral…

What is Parole?

21 Feb 2017

The Canadian legal system holds that every person sentenced as an adult to a term of imprisonment is eligible for parole. The origin of parole in Canada lies in the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dennis Maher

15 Feb 2017

  Dennis Maher spent 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.   Dennis Maher was wrongfully convicted for rape and assault in…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Habib Wahir...

8 Feb 2017

Habib Wahir Abdal was finally exonerated by new forensic evidence after being wrongfully convicted Habib Wahir Abdal, then known as Vincent Jenkins, was wrongfully convicted for…

Is it a Crime to be Present While a Crime is...

31 Jan 2017

It is not a crime to be present while a crime is being committed. It is not a criminal offence to be present while a crime…