Security Marijuana (Cannabis)

Make new, stronger laws to punish more severely those who provide marijuana (cannabis) to minors.

Liberal Platform Page 55 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jun 2018

An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts

Government of Canada June 21, 2018

Part 1 Prohibitions, Obligations and Offences > Division 1 Criminal Activities > Section 9 Distribution > Subsection 5 Punishment

(5) Subject to section 51, every person that contravenes subsection (1) or (2) (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable (i) in the case of an individual who is 18 years of age or older, to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years, (ii) in the case of a young person, to a youth sentence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, or (iii) in the case of an organization, to a fine in an amount that is in the discretion of the court; or (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable (i) in the case of an individual who is 18 years of age or older who contravenes any of subparagraphs (1)‍(a)‍(i), (iii) and (iv) and (c)‍(i) and (ii) — or subsection (2) other than by possessing cannabis for the purpose of distributing it contrary to subparagraph (1)‍(a)‍(ii) — to a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, (ii) in the case of an individual who is 18 years of age or older who contravenes subparagraph (1)‍(a)‍(ii) — or subsection (2) if the possession was for the purpose of distribution contrary to subparagraph (1)‍(a)‍(ii) — to a fine of not more than $15,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months, or to both, (iii) in the case of a young person, to a youth sentence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, or (iv) in the case of an organization, to a fine of not more than $100,000.

Jun 2018

14 years for selling pot to youth? Lawyers say punishments under Liberal pot bill ludicrous

National Post June 15, 2018

Under the Trudeau government’s pot bill, anyone who shares a joint with a kid brother could end up sharing a prison cell with a terrorist.

Bill C-45 would make the giving or selling of cannabis to any person under the age of 18 a new criminal offence punishable by up to 14 years in jail, a sentence in line with facilitating a terrorist activity, threatening to commit a nuclear offence, bribing a judge, child luring, recklessly discharging a firearm, aggravated assault, torture and human trafficking.