The Reality is After October 17 Recreational Marijuana May Not Be Legal in all Provinces.
After provincial cannabis laws have been implemented weed use may be restricted.
The offense will warrant a fine of up to $1,000, however, if caught more than once the fine could be as high $5,000.
Most provinces have been taking different approaches to public consumption.
Paul Lewin, a Toronto lawyer, believes that there will be quite a few tickets issued for public consumption offenses.
“I think there are going to be a fair number of tickets for public consumption.”
Recently, fewer Canadians have been charged with marijuana possession, especially since the Federal Liberals came to power in 2015 on a program of marijuana legalization.
“In the last five years, not too many people have been charged with simple possession. Police would be “mocked a little bit by judges who would be saying, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
It is predicted that underage consumption and public consumption will be the most common tickets.
Something to consider
A marijuana ticket from in Canada could possibly get a person banned from entering the United States.
U.S. immigration lawyers have confirmed that if U.S. border officials are aware of the ticket… The individual could receive a lifetime ban from their country.
U.S law stated that if, “an ‘alien’ is convicted of a violation of any law… of a foreign country relating to a controlled substance”, that person would be restricted from entering their country.