A Hanmer man who was found growing marijuana plants in his home three years ago has been fined $1,000.
“It’s a tough lesson learned, but in the future, take care if you have a (medical marijuana) licence,” Superior Court Justice Robbie Gordon told Joel Pineault on Friday. “Be mindful of the information on the licence or things are going to happen.
“I can tell you if it happens again, it won’t be as lenient and you will end up doing time.”
The fine had been suggested in a joint submission by federal prosecutor Pierre Bradley and defence lawyer Glenn Sandberg.
Pineault had originally been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of simple possession.
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