Regina’s Police Chief says a much clearer picture is being painted when it comes to legalizing marijuana in Canada.
Evan Bray says while there are still many questions about how distrubution of pot will be enforced, he says Police and other groups are getting organized.
“We’ve been working collaboratively in the past year with SGI on the traffic safety focus side of it,” Bray told 620 CKRM News. “We’re waiting to hear if there is going to be a road-side instrument that’s going to be adopted through federal legislation under the criminal code that is used to test whether someone or not has marijuana in their body while driving a vehicle.”
Chief Bray says a massive amount of work has already gone into how police will handle this issue. But he says there are many other issues to be prepared for as well.
“Then, there is the whole regulation side when it comes to distribution, when it comes to selling it,” Bray said. “We’ve got dispensaries in Regina now. And it’s not legal to sell marijuana from a dispensary.”
Bray says police will be taking no chances and warns this new year will begin with strong messages.
“Early in 2018, you’re going to see some strong communication followed by some strong enforcement,” Bray said. “That’s an important part of that because. right now, there is no regulation. There is no quality control the type of marijuana that’s being issued. And once it becomes legal, that’s going to be a part of it.”