Reasonable Doubt: Has B.C.’s law enforcement gone to pot?

potWelcome to this week’s pot-themed column. B.C. has a reputation for its marijuana trade and lenient law enforcement when it comes to simple possession. This week, we received several questions about what response can be expected from the criminal justice system when it comes to marijuana:


”I always thought that it wasn’t a big deal to smoke a joint out in public here in the Lower Mainland. There are always lots of people smoking weed out in public, especially in the summer on the beach, for example. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine was hassled by the police for smoking a joint. I didn’t think that happened anymore.


”What would happen if I just grew one pot plant? Would I get into a lot of trouble?