B.C.'s pot law doesn't exist, judge rules
A B.C. judge has ruled the law prohibiting the possession of marijuana does not exist. Provincial court Judge Patrick Chen found the law went up in smoke three years ago when Ontario's top appeal court found it invalid.
'As a result, there was no longer any prohibition or penalty . . . for simple possession of marijuana. It follows, therefore, there is no offence known to law at this time for simple possession of marijuana.'
Chen's ruling, however, will not have widespread application or be binding on other judges, even at the provincial court level, said lawyer John Conroy, who specializes in marijuana law.