Steroid prosecutions in Canada

Steroid user

The use, possession and trafficking of certain drugs are illegal in certain parts of the world. Canada is not an exception in this field. The usage of steroid especially without registered doctor’s prescription is a huge ruckus here in Canada. The steroid offences in Canada widely range between ownership of steroid substances; trafficking, import & export as well as production of a few specific steroid drugs. Out of the entire population in Canada the percentage of Canadians that are reported of using steroids is 0.5%.

Steroid prosecutions in Canada are heavy. Anabolic Steroid is the drug that is widely illegal. In many cases these anabolic steroids which are nothing but different forms of synthetic testosterones are prescribed but doctors. However without a prescription it is not legitimate to purchase these steroids.  According to the federal law of Canada the these steroids these anabolic asteroids are schedule 3 controlled material and th3e punishment being $1,000 fine along with a 1 year sentence in prison in cases of possession. On the other hand in trafficking cases the punishment is even more totaling up to $250,000 fine and a sentence of 5 years.

However the ones which work in reducing swelling and obstruct excessive immune response, namely corticosteroids are not illegal under the federal law. Use of anabolic steroids is mainly noticed inBody Builders as it replenishes the testosterone that decreases in specific and also helps in muscle building purposes. Unlike corticosteroids, anabolic steroids are not available if not prescribed.

Clenbuterol is a steroid that is like a miracle drug especially among body building athletes. This particular drug has major ill effects. Tremor of hands and limbs, nervousness, insomnia, excessive perspiration, severe headaches, sense of nausea, high blood pressures etc. are some of the commonly noticed side effects of Clenbuterol. But, the overdose of this steroid can have shattering impact on the circulatory system. Clenbuterol steroid is potential enough to cause long term harm to the health. Health issues like heart attack and strokes may also be a resultant cause of in taking this steroid.

These steroids are widely used among many sportsmen and athletes which is absolutely illegal. Usage of steroids in profession of an athlete often times lead to permanent career ruin. These steroids give a quick boost to the muscles and increase the energy levels of an athlete whereby he or she can perform efficiently in the finals. Many health related risks are associated with the use of such steroid which is why they are banned in professional sports platforms irrespective of whether it enhances ones performance level or not. A total of 12,104 steroids of around $9,850,529 worth prohibited drugs have been seized by the CBSA officers in the span between Jan 1, 2005 and July 12, 2011 when the list of prohibited drugs to be seized was gathered and analyzed. The punishment associated with the business of importing steroids is a maximum of 3 years sentence in prison however possession of the same for personal individual use is not a criminal offence.