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Fighting Canadian Drug Possession Charges in Toronto

Illegal drug use is on the rise in Toronto and opioid-related deaths are at record highs compared to previous years. At the same time, courts in Ontario are overwhelmed with drug possession cases resulting in a considerable backlog.  We’ll examine Canadian drug...

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Rules of Police Entrapment | Supreme Court Rulings

In all but the most clear-cut scenarios, the line that crosses over into police entrapment can be difficult to prove. Add in the plethora of police entrapment myths and misunderstandings from pop culture and the term can be especially confusing. As such, any new...

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How Police Are Identifying Grow Ops?

Toronto’s drug laws have been changing since the legalization of marijuana, but how police identify grow ops has not changed much. Pardons for marijuana possession allow some people to clear their criminal records. For other offences, like drug cultivation, selling to...

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Can You Be Charged For Impaired Driving With CBD Oil?

Canada’s legalization of marihuana is still in its infancy. The legal implications are still being worked out and courts are still interpreting the legislation. So many questions still remain. This includes how new drug laws and stricter regulations on driving while...

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How Pardons For Marihuana Possession Convictions

Canada recently brought legislation to the House of Commons to make it easier and faster to get pardons for simple possession of marihuana convictions. In this article, we look at what this means and how it affects people with existing criminal records. This is one...

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How Does Legalization Affect Underage Cannabis Possession?

Canada’s recent federal legalization of cannabis has been making headlines around the world, but how legalization affects youth and underage cannabis possession is rarely mentioned. Federally, the minimum age for marihuana possession is 18. But, as with tobacco and...

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Cannabis Act Revisions in Ontario

Cannabis Act, S.C. 2018, c.16 Cannabis Control Act, 2017 Bill 36 The legalization of recreational marijuana is fast approaching. As it nears, the Ontario government is adjusting legislation to control how, where and by whom marijuana will be sold. Last week the...

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Grow-Op Charges for Marijuana

Marijuana production and cultivation charges, even for small grow-ops, can carry significant penalties. Depending on the allegations and the number of plants lengthy jail sentences are a real possibility. An experienced drug defence lawyer is your best chance to...

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Can Drug Dealers Face Manslaughter Charges In Overdose Deaths?

In the case of an overdose death, who do the courts hold responsible? Public pressure is creating a demand for a stronger legal response. As the death toll from the current “opioid epidemic” continues to climb, the police are charging drug dealers with manslaughter in...

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Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Many individuals facing criminal charges have questions about alternate methods of making up for the harm caused by their alleged crime instead of a prison sentence. In this post, we’ll examine what is meant by diversion, go through the diversion procedures and discuss who is eligible and what is...

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