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Weak circumstantial evidence at heart of N.S. pot possession acquittal, say lawyers

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 8:54 AM | By Terry Davidson

An Appeal Court’s acquittal of a Nova Scotia man convicted of stashing bins of pot in the woods surrounding his ex’s home highlights the potential flimsiness of circumstantial evidence, lawyers say.

Ken Greer, Nova Scotia Legal AidThat is what defence lawyers had to say when weighing in on the case of Lonnie Power, whose conviction for posessing marijuana for the purpose of trafficking was overturned in October by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Power was charged after police found the plastic bins containing marijuana in...