Cana­dian po­lice won­der if they can smoke pot

The Guardian Weekly - - Global report -

Po­lice forces across Canada are wrestling with whether to de­ter­mine if of­fi­cers can smoke mar­i­juana when it is le­galised on 17 Oc­to­ber.

Most cities have yet to fi­nalise a pol­icy on the is­sue, but four have al­ready come out in favour of con­sump­tion. Van­cou­ver, Ot­tawa, Regina and Mon­treal will all let their of­fi­cers use the drug recre­ation­ally – as long as they’re fit for ser­vice.

“We don’t tell our em­ploy­ees they can­not drink al­co­hol in their own time, away from work,” the Regina po­lice chief, Evan Bray, said in a state­ment.

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