“Trafficking” is an extensive term defining offences under the CDSA. Its legal definition includes the following activities: -Selling -Giving -Transporting -Administering -Transferring -Sending -Delivering
The fact that the substance in question is a drug does not need to be proven by the Crown. If you hold out or give reason to believe the substance is a drug or drug-related, that is enough to convict you. Also, proof does not need to be presented that you made a profit from the act. Giving a controlled substance away for free is also considered trafficking.
Your sentence will be determined, should you be considered guilty, in large part by: -What type of substance you were found guilty of trafficking; -The number of substances that had been trafficked; -The number of drug deals you were involved in; -Whether you dealt the drugs -Who you sold the drugs to.
You could get a LIFE SENTENCE if you trafficked the following substances: -Cocaine -Marijuana or Cannabis resin (hashish) in an amount over 3 kilograms -Heroin -Morphine -Opium -OxyContin -Codeine -GHB