*A designated drug offence includes trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, importing, exporting, production, or conspiracy or attempt to commit, being an accessory after the fact in relation to, or any counselling in relation to, any of these offences. It does not include simple possession.
**A discharge is no longer available because the maximum jail penalty is now 14 yrs., up from seven. The change flows from the Harper government’s omnibus Safe Streets and Communities Act. The same day this change took effect, Washington and Colorado both voted in favour of removing criminal penalties for the possession and sale of recreational marijuana.