What is the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act?
The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is a federal drug-control law in Canada. The Act has categories called “Schedules.” Each controlled substance listed in the Act belongs to a certain Schedule. Schedule VI contains two Classes of precursors. Precursors are also regulated, since they can be synthesized in manufacturing controlled substances.
What Drug-Related Criminal Offences Are Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act?
While the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the regulations made under the Act authorize exemptions for lawful activities for controlled substances and their precursors for various legitimate purposes such as scientific research, Part I of the Act sets out many types of criminal offences and punishments. Such criminal offences include :
Possession for purpose of trafficking
Importing and exporting
Selling or trafficking
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