B.C. judge tiptoes through divorce assets of decades long cannabis grow op

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has been placed in the difficult position of dividing assets in a divorce when the couple's "family business" for over two decades was illegal marijuana.

Due to the illegal nature of the enterprise, the ruling says the income was received in cash, business records weren't kept, and the credibility of both parties is an issue. The trial before Justice Wendy Baker heard stories of thousands in cash being stored in plastic bags and buried underground to avoid detection of the illegal marijuana growing and selling operation that did business in B.C., Alberta and California.

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