Canadian police wonder if they can smoke pot
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.