Provincial Fines for Cannabis Violations Will be Expensive

Article by The Leaf News

Provincial fines for cannabis violations will be expensive People gather in front of the Manitoba Legislative Building to celebrate 4-20 earlier this year. The provincial government has released a series of regulations and fine rates that will come into effect when marijuana becomes legal next month. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press Files)

The federal Cannabis Act sets out all sorts of new penalties for violating Canada’s non-medical weed law, ranging from fines to prison time.

But Canadians should remember that Ottawa isn’t the only government with the power to punish cannabis-related transgressions — provinces have been busy establishing their own fines on top of the federal law.

Take Manitoba’s propo