As the law currently stands, marijuana is a controlled substance in Canada. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is still prosecuting people arrested for possessing marijuana. Although marijuana dispensaries are operating in cities across Canada, these dispensaries are not legally authorized to sell marijuana and are operating illegally. Only licensed producers are legally allowed to sell marijuana in Canada. One needs to apply and be approved by the government to become a licensed producer in Canada. There are approximately forty licensed producers across the country. The only way to legally buy marijuana in Canada is to have a valid medical marijuana prescription from your doctor and to purchase from a licensed producer.
If you’ve been charged with a marijuana-related offence, you should seek assistance from experienced counsel. Contact Cassandra or Kristen at DeMelo Law for a free consultation.