Vancouver police now allowed to smoke pot
The Vancouver police have a new reason to celebrate––or at least order a few pizzas. They now have the ability to smoke pot. They cannot do so on the job, of course, and they must arrive “fit for duty.” That phrase caused a lot of handwringing. At first, the department considered a 24-hour abstinence period, but they nixed that:
“Specifying a time frame can create an implicit approval that this period of abstinence is all that’s required to ensure fitness for duty. This can lead to unnecessary labour conflicts where employees are fit for duty but have consumed cannabis within this time frame, or where employees are not fit for duty but mistakenly believe they are as they consumed outside this time frame.”
Full story at The Star.
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