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Cannabis Act violations appearing in Prince George

Prince George RCMP have issued 13 tickets for different violations
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Marijuana became legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018 but that doesn't mean it's been smooth sailing. 

Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says 13 violation tickets have been issued since the Cannabis Act came in effect. 

The tickets are broken down as follows: 

  • 6 = Adult operating a vehicle with cannabis in it
  • 3 = Consume cannabis while operating a vehicle or boat
  • 2 = Minor possessing, consuming or selling cannabis
  • 1 = Consume cannabis in a vehicle or boat operated by another
  • 1 = Operating a vehicle or boat knowing another is smoking or vaping cannabis

Douglass says the cannabis act is new to police as well and suspects numbers will go up as officers become more familiar with the different offences under the legislation as with any new system, there is a learning curve.

A first B.C. Cannabis Store in Prince George could be opening up in College Heights near Walmart in the near future with talks of a retail cannabis store also opening at the Pine Centre Mall.

 




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Jess Fedigan graduated from BCIT’s broadcast and online journalism program in 2016. Her career (so far) has taken her to Fort St. John, Victoria and now Prince George.
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