Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 252569

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Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot.........

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 20, 2003, at 17:51:37

...from what I've read possession of less than 30 grams in Ontario is now actually *legal*!! I found this out when I read a news story on Yahoo! about a woman reporting her stolen pot to the police, lol! Anyone else heard about this?

 

Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot.........

Posted by Essence on August 20, 2003, at 18:53:25

In reply to Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot........., posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 20, 2003, at 17:51:37

Not sure about Ontario, but it's "somewhat" decriminalized in Nova Scotia, anything under 30 is now a misdameaner and you get fined, anything over 30 is a felony.
Ess

 

Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot.........

Posted by linkadge on August 20, 2003, at 19:49:03

In reply to Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot........., posted by Essence on August 20, 2003, at 18:53:25

I'm in ontario,

I'm pretty sure it's decriminalized. Possession of under 30 just gets a fine. If you have docs permission though, things are different

Linkadge

 

Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... linkadge

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 21, 2003, at 3:16:57

In reply to Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot........., posted by linkadge on August 20, 2003, at 19:49:03

I don't know, the news story I read said it had been completely legalized. So the woman reported her stolen pot to the police, and apparently they're actually following up on it! (though they *did* say it was probably the weirdest police report they'd ever taken, lol)

 

Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... Ame Sans Vie

Posted by jay on August 21, 2003, at 4:27:53

In reply to Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... linkadge, posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 21, 2003, at 3:16:57

> I don't know, the news story I read said it had been completely legalized. So the woman reported her stolen pot to the police, and apparently they're actually following up on it! (though they *did* say it was probably the weirdest police report they'd ever taken, lol)
>
>
Ya, it is likely cops are treating most possession as perfectly legal. (I think the only exception would be if say you had a massive 100 ton greenhouse operation or something like that..heh.) Cops here in Canada don't really want to have to be bothered by policing people for such a silly offence as pot possession. If you read the excellent book "Fire and Ice : United States and Canada and the Myth of Converging Values" , you will see Canada is heading more into the open, European direction with pot use.

Jay

 

Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... jay

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 21, 2003, at 10:37:51

In reply to Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... Ame Sans Vie, posted by jay on August 21, 2003, at 4:27:53

Thanks for the book recommendation, I'll definitely check it out.

I have family in Missasauga, outside Toronto, so all I can say is, "Canada, here I come! Woo-hoo!" lmao

 

Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... jay

Posted by Larry Hoover on August 22, 2003, at 9:14:27

In reply to Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... Ame Sans Vie, posted by jay on August 21, 2003, at 4:27:53

> > I don't know, the news story I read said it had been completely legalized. So the woman reported her stolen pot to the police, and apparently they're actually following up on it! (though they *did* say it was probably the weirdest police report they'd ever taken, lol)
> >
> >
> Ya, it is likely cops are treating most possession as perfectly legal. (I think the only exception would be if say you had a massive 100 ton greenhouse operation or something like that..heh.) Cops here in Canada don't really want to have to be bothered by policing people for such a silly offence as pot possession. If you read the excellent book "Fire and Ice : United States and Canada and the Myth of Converging Values" , you will see Canada is heading more into the open, European direction with pot use.
>
> Jay

As a resident of Ontario, may I enter here?

Certain aspects of the criminal law with respect to marijuana possession were struck down as unconstitutional, and the judge gave the feds a time limit to enact new legislation, or the case before him would be thrown out. Guess what? The feds missed the time limit.

So, technically, simple possession is no longer illegal. Laws only have effect once a judge has ruled on them, and last time I looked, no judge has ruled on the new law (if it's even on the books yet.....I haven't been following that aspect too closely).

The young lady who was robbed of her marijuana was more or less mugged for it, and she knew who did it (or could identify them somehow). So, as she was robbed, and that law is not under constitutional challenge, she had a right to seek police intervention. I bet her stolen property (the evidence) is neither identifiable, nor actually still in existence. No evidence, no theft conviction, eh?

Grow operations are being vigorously prosecuted, but convictions do not bring the massive jail time that Americans would expect. I've seen some grow-house operators given house arrest (i.e. a curfew in their own home).

Lar

 

Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... Larry Hoover

Posted by Sebastian on August 23, 2003, at 22:06:46

In reply to Re: Ontario has not only *decriminalized* pot......... jay, posted by Larry Hoover on August 22, 2003, at 9:14:27

>I've seen some grow-house operators given house >arrest (i.e. a curfew in their own home).
>
>Lar


What is a curfew in their own home? More busines?

Seb


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