Donald Clarkson, who is 76, pleaded guilty to production of marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking after police raided a building on his property two years ago.
Court heard that officers were alerted to a pungent smell coming from Clarkson's rental property in the North Thompson Valley and found 150 small pot plants valued at about $60,000.
Clarkson told a B.C. Supreme Court judge in Kamloops on Monday that he only started the operation because his pension wasn't big enough.
Crown and defence lawyers made a joint submission for the six-month jail term — the minimum sentence after the federal government toughened Canada's drug laws.
Defence lawyer Sheldon Tate told court that Clarkson, a retired trucker, lived a modest life and his only motive was financial gain.
(Kamloops This Week)
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