Regina’s police chief talks the ‘hidden’ costs of marijuana legalization

Regina Police Service chief Evan Bray says the legalization of pot will add to the force’s workload without taking anything off their plate. (CBC)

By Stephanie Taylor, CBC News, July 21, 2017 

‘We know alcohol can cause problems in domestic relationships, marijuana is no different,’ says Evan Bray

The planned legalization of marijuana next year is concerning to the Regina Police Service, according to its chief.

Ottawa says recreational pot will become legal — in small quantities — on July 1, 2018.

That would presumably mean fewer people will be charged with possession.

But Chief Evan Bray says more widespread use of marijuana will actually mean more work for the police.

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