Section - 2 - Payment of Compensation.

    (1) Where a court convicts any person of any offence under section 1, the court shall order him to pay compensation in respect of every specified plant destroyed, in addition to any punishment imposed thereunder.

    (2) The Commissioner may give his written authority under section 1 (a) on condition that compensation shall be paid in respect of each specified plant destroyed thereby.

    (3) The compensation shall be paid in the case of a court order, within seven days of such order, and in the case of a written authority given by the Commissioner, within such period as the Commissioner may specify.

    (4) Any person who fails without reasonable excuse (proof of which shall be upon him) to comply with the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence.