In force: 2018-08-07
73. An inspector performing inspection functions or a police force member may immediately seize any thing they have reasonable grounds to believe may be used as evidence of an offence under this Act or the regulations.
The rules established in Division IV of Chapter III of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1) apply, with the necessary modifications, to the things seized.
However, if cannabis is seized in the course of the verification of compliance with Chapter II, III or VI or section 25, the seizor may destroy it or cause it to be destroyed as of the 30th day following the seizure, unless, before that day, the person from whom the cannabis was seized or the person who claims to have a right in it applies to a judge of the Court of Québec to establish their right to possession and serves on the seizor a prior notice of not less than one clear day of the application.
Proof of the cannabis so destroyed may be made by means of samples kept in sufficient quantity.