‘Cruel and overly punitive’: Experts say Manitoba’s fine for growing pot at home misses the mark

CBC NEWS: David Clement, North American affairs manager for the consumer-advocacy group Consumer Choice Center, called the size of the fine “incredibly cruel and overly punitive.”

“Realistically, if someone violates the homegrown law, they’re not really harming anybody. In theory, they may be harming themselves, but cannabis is going to be legal so that should be out of the question,” Clement said in an interview on CBC Manitoba’s Radio Noon.

“The fine doesn’t match the infraction.”

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