Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Issue Ticket for Consuming Pot in Car on Day 1 of Legalization

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Issue Ticket for Consuming Pot in Car on Day 1 of Legalization

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Winnipeg police issue ticket for consuming pot in car

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Winnipeg police issued a ticket on the first day of cannabis legalization.

Police posted a picture of a ticket for consuming cannabis in a motor vehicle on Twitter. The ticket carries a $672 fine.

Police say the ticket was issued in the morning and they reminded people that while consuming cannabis is now legal -- just like alcohol -- consuming it in your car is not -- again, just like alcohol.

In other parts of the country, police didn't report any other violations for pot use.

Elizabeth Popowich, a spokeswoman for the Regina Police Service, said officers were asked to report cannabis-related charges, but she hadn't heard of any as of Wednesday afternoon. She said the police chief has said "enforcement is important, but education is important too. …

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