Article by Chris Halliday, Orangeville Banner
A 28-year-old Grand Valley man is the first individual to be charged by Orangeville police under the Cannabis Act.
At about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, an Orangeville police officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on Broadway.
Following a roadside investigation, police report a 28-year-old Grand Valley man was charged with driving a vehicle on a roadway with cannabis readily available. The provincial offence comes with a set fine of $175 plus a victim surcharge of $40.
The charge has not been proven in court. The accused is scheduled to answer to the allegations in an Orangeville courtroom at a later date.