Canadian police want to stop weed from being sent abroad
On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drug Trafficking on Wednesday October 23, 2013.
The debate on personal marijuana use in Canada has been going on for quite some time, but, as of yet, there has been no consensus on allowing individuals to make responsible choices about using marijuana. Some of those opposed to legalized marijuana are police, which would make many people in Mississauga think that if the amount of marijuana in Canada went down police would be happy. Not so, it seems, as Canadian police recently announced that they were interested in fighting the international drug trade after being asked about reports of Canadian marijuana being sent to Vietnam.
It seems that drug trafficking is more than just bringing drugs into Canada, but also sending them out. It is not entirely clear if someone could be found guilty of drug trafficking charges for sending marijuana to Vietnam, but it is certainly a possibility.
Again, it is unknown if anyone in Ontario would actually be charged with drug trafficking for selling weed abroad, but if he or she was, it would be advisable to work with a criminal defence lawyer. Drug trafficking is an incredibly serious crime and one that can not only tarnish a reputation, but also cost someone his or her freedom. A lawyer who can protect an individual’s rights is an important tool in the criminal justice system.
As for why the Vietnamese are so keen on importing Canadian marijuana: the quality and potency of Canadian weed is far superior to what is otherwise available. That quality, of course, comes at a high price.
Source: The Globe and Mail, “Asian pot connoisseurs take a liking to Canadian weed,” Chris Brummitt, 23 Oct. 2013
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