- Narcotics are legal if the person needs them for their job and is a licensed dealer, pharmacist, or practitioner. Practitioner that uses narcotics for emergency practices only. Hospital employees. Has obtained a narcotic for their own use from a practitioner, prescription, or pharmacist. Employees from law enforcement.
- Test kits must be registered with manufacturing details. The purpose of kits should be medical, laboratory, industrial, educational or research use.
- No one but a licensed dealer can produce, export, sale, or provide narcotics.
- Section 8 of the Narcotic Control Act, R.S.C. 1970, c.N-1. States, “provided that those in possession of narcotics would be presumed to be in possession for the purpose of trafficking unless they proved otherwise, and would be convicted.”
- Canadian rights and freedoms are only permissible within certain reasonable limits; this especially applies to the legality of narcotics in Canada.
- The standard of proof is defined as, “proof by a preponderance of probability.”
- Canada also works with other international forces to comply with worldwide legalities concerning narcotics; the protocol for poppy cultivation was a recent example of this concept.
- These readings have been instrumental to my knowledge about the legality of narcotics in Canada. By understanding the proper rules and regulations I have realized when it is legal to possess narcotics and what professions are allowed access for the greater good. Proper protocol must be taken to insure that proper licenses are obtained.
- I hope to use literature to accomplish my future career goals. By educating myself on a variety of nursing topics I can insure that my patients receive proper care and that I am complying with all the proper legal and ethical procedures.
Narcotic Control Regulations." Minister of justice -.- (2012): 1-67. Print.
"REGINA v. OAKES." Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms -.- (0): 1-5. Print.