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Cannabis Offences

Cannabis Control Act Charges

The Cannabis Control Act is a provincial offence in the province of Ontario that regulates the sale, procurement, possession and cultivation of cannabis marihuana. While the possession of cannabis has been generally decriminalized, there are still provincial restrictions controlling the sale, delivery, cultivation, harvesting, use and possession of the drug.

At present time, Cannabis Control Act offences carry set fines between $100.00 and $400.00. Charges may be laid against either individuals or businesses.

Common offences and set fines are listed below. It is important to remember that a conviction for Operating a Motor Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available, also will create an entry on your driving record. For this reason, such a conviction could also impact your insurance rates, and driving-related employment prospects. It is highly recommended that you fight this offence!

Cannabis Charges

Common Offences Under the Act:

 

Offence

Section

Set Fine

Deliver purchased cannabis to person who appears to be under 25 years

7(2)

$400

Present identification not lawfully issued to holder

7(4)

$150

Knowingly sell cannabis to intoxicated person

8

$400

Knowingly distribute cannabis to intoxicated person

8

$400

Knowingly sell cannabis to apparently intoxicated person

8

$400

Knowingly distribute cannabis to apparently intoxicated person

8

$400

Unlawful purchase of cannabis

9

$150

Person under 19 years — possess/consume/purchase/attempt purchase/distrubute cannabis

10(1)

$100

Person under 19 years — cultivate/propogate/harvest cannabis

10(2)

$100

Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis in open original packaging

12(1)

$175

Have care or control of vehicle or boat with cannabis in open original packaging

12(1)

$175

Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis in open baggage

12(1)

$175

Have care or control of vehicle or boat with cannabis in open baggage

12(1)

$175

Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

12(1)

$175

Have care or control of vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

12(1)

$175

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