In St. Catherines, a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice throws our cannabis production charges for a 17-month delay of trial caused by late disclosure on the eve of trial. This case is a good example of how and when charges under 18 months (the Jordan presumptive ceiling) will be stayed.
Marijuana dispensaries have sprung up across the city. The reality is that there is a legal void when it comes to medicinal marijuana. Courts have ruled that the Charter requires people be given reasonable access to medical marijuana and have struck down medical marijuana laws. It seems risky for the police to be raiding dispensaries given this legal environment. Toronto criminal lawyer Dan Stein explains.