Police Officers in Ottawa Will Be Permitted to Consume Cannabis Off-Duty

Police officers in Ottawa, Ontario will be allowed to consume cannabis while off-duty once recreational marijuana is legalized later this month, according to a report from the CBC. The Ottawa Police Services Board adopted a new fit-for-service policy to govern cannabis-use by officers at its meeting on Monday.

Deputy Chief Steve Bell said that the policy is similar to the guidelines already in place for the use of other substances that may affect work performance.

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