Over the last decade there has been a considerable shift in public attitudes and opinions towards marijuana and related drug charges. The Canadian Medical Association estimates that 1.5 million Canadians smoke marijuana recreationally and the CMA has spoken out in favour of decriminalization. Politicians at the highest levels have acknowledged past use of the substance. A growing body of opinion supports its use in a medical context. Police response towards the drug now varies widely in different parts of the country. Given the rapidly changing legal landscape, the importance of retaining an experienced grow-op lawyer has never been more critical.