A conviction for a drug related offence can cary a Criminal Record, the potential loss of employment and the possibility of being denied entry into some countries.
More serious charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act can land you in jail:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
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|Offence Description||Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Section||Maximum Penalty(S)||Maximum Penalty(I)|
|Possession of cocaine or heroin||4(1)||6 mos./$1,000 - 1st offence; 1 yr./$2,000 - subsequent offence||7 yrs.|
|Possession of amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin||4(1)||6 mos./$1,000 - 1st offence; 1 yr./$2,000 - subsequent offence||3 yrs.|
|Trafficking in marijuana or hashish or possession for the purpose of trafficking (3 kgs. or more)||5||Life imprisonment|
|Trafficking in cocaine or heroin or possession for the purpose of trafficking||5||Life imprisonment|
|Trafficking in amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin or possession for the purpose of trafficking||5||18 mos./$5,000 fine||10 yrs.|
|Trafficking in barbiturates or anabolic steroids or possession for the purpose of trafficking||5||1 yr./$5,000 fine||3 yrs.|
|Importing, exporting heroin, cocaine, marijuana or hashish||6||Life imprisonment|
|Importing, exporting amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin||6||18 mos./$5,000 fine||10 yrs.|
|Cultivation of marijuana||7||7 yrs.|
|Production of cocaine, heroin or hashish||7||Life imprisonment|
|Production of amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin||7||18 mos./$5,000 fine||10 yrs.|
|Production of barbiturates or anabolic steroids||7||1 yr./$5,000 fine||3 yrs.|
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