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Cocaine Laws in Canada

Criminal Code & Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Cocaine: Consequences of a Schedule I Drug

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Cocaine - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Controlled substance

Any type of drug that the federal government has categorized as having a higher-than-average potential for abuse or addiction. Its manufacture, possession or use is regulated by the government through the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.

Cocaine - Referenced Links