Newshawks: Ottawa may cut proposed pot possession limit

The federal government is considering changing its proposed marijuana decriminalization law by cutting the amount that would result in criminal charges from 15 grams to 10 grams, according to a report in The Globe and Mail. The current bill takes a tough line against illicit growers and traffickers, especially those linked to organized crime. The maximum penalty for grow operations would be boosted to 14 years from the current seven. The penalty for large-scale trafficking is already life, although 20 years has been the stiffest sentence handed out in recent years.