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SENTENCING - Non-Criminal Code and regulatory offences - Controlled drugs and substances - Cultivation or production - Sentencing precedents or starting point

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:20 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from a declaration that the mandatory prison term under s. 7(2)(b)(i) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) was unconstitutional. The provision stipulated that anyone who produced marijuana, except as authorized under the regulations, was guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a mandatory minimum term of six months’ imprisonment, if the number of plants produced was between six and 200 and the production was for the purpose of trafficking. In the event the declaration of unconstitutionality was upheld, the...