13 September 2017

Sunny Ways indeed

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OTTAWA — Representatives from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Saskatoon Police Service say there is zero chance they will be ready to enforce new laws for legalized pot by next summer.

If the government doesn’t postpone the start date and allow police time to prepare and train their officers, there will be a window of six months to a year to allow organized crime to flourish.

They also say they want the government to reconsider allowing people to grow pot at home, because it will be difficult to police and could make it easier for young people to obtain marijuana.

RELATED: Speaking of cops and drugs...
Two Durham Regional Police constables are facing charges in connection with drug sales allegedly taking place in an Ajax restaurant after allegations that cocaine and marijuana were being sold inside.

On Tuesday, police constables identified as Husen Aswat, 32, and Amandeep Thakur, 30, were arrested and charged, along with three other men.

RELATED2: Everyone a Wynner
TORONTO - Ontario’s opposition parties say the Liberal government rushed the release of the province’s marijuana plan in an attempt to distract from a pair of high-profile trials involving party workers.
Say it isn't so.


LAST WORD: Let's ask a doctor
The Canadian Medical Association repeated its concerns about health risks associated with cannabis, particularly in its smoked form. It urged the government to set the legal age at 21.