CDSA: s.7 – Production of Marijuana
My client was operating a sophisticated hydroponics marijuana grow operation, hidden within the walls in his basement. The operation was new and only 7 plants were seized.
Due to my client having two prior convictions on his record for marijuana grow-ops, the Crown was seeking a custodial sentence. However, the judge agreed with my submissions instead, that incarceration was not required in my client’s particular circumstances, and imposed a fine of $1000 and a period of probation, with the only condition being that he attend for some personal counseling to address an unresolved issue from his past. No jail.