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The Practical Guide to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, 4th Edition

The Practical Guide to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, 4th Edition    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-7798-1766-5
Pages 434
Language English only
Price $100.00
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Edited by Theresa M. Brucker.
Published by Carswell, 2008.


This book takes you step-by-step through the Act, providing detailed commentary for each of the key provisions. Topics covered include
  • possession and "double doctoring"
  • trafficking
  • import and export offences
  • cultivation and manufacturing
  • possession of property obtained by crime
  • laundering (proceeds of crime)
  • recklessness and wilful blindness
  • sentencing principles
  • search and seizure powers
  • detention and forfeiture
  • disposal of controlled substances.
The fourth edition includes commentary and hundreds of new case digests on issues such as:
  • medical marijuana cases under the Medical Marijuana Access Regulations (MMAR) pursuant to the CDSA;
  • abuse of process and entrapment relating to the Police Enforcement Regulations;
  • Charter issues present in drug cases;
  • the use by the RCMP of an interdiction process referred to as "Pipeline/Jetway";
  • a comprehensive review of sentences relating to drug offences and the principles applied by the Courts in reaching their decisions.
The schedules and regulations are also given full chapter treatments, which explain the features of each and how they differ from the Narcotic Control Act and Parts III and IV of the Food and Drugs Act.

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