Drug offences in Canada are severe and impactful. These charges are not to be taken lightly.
A conviction for a drug-related offence can carry 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
If you have been charged, you will need the immediate help of a professional.
|Offence Description||Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Section||Maximum Penalty(S)||Maximum Penalty(I)|
|Possession of cocaine or heroin||4(1)||
|Possession of amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin||4(1)||
|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||
|Trafficking in barbiturates or anabolic steroids or possession for the purpose of trafficking||5||
|Importing, exporting heroin, cocaine, marijuana or hashish||6||Life imprisonment|
|Importing, exporting amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin||6||
|Cultivation of marijuana||7||7 yrs.|
|Production of cocaine, heroin or hashish||7||Life imprisonment|
|Production of amphetamines, LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin||7||
|Production of barbiturates or anabolic steroids||7||