The changes are part of the government's Safe Streets and Communities Act, which passed earlier this year.
Now, someone convicted of growing 6 or more marijuana plants now faces a minimum sentence of 6 months in jail.
For some insight on how these changes will affect the justice system, Daybreak host Shelley Joyce spoke with Cory Armour, a criminal defense lawyer with the Tessmer Law Offices in Kelowna.
He explains how the new laws, and automatic jail time, will change the way he advises his clients.
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