Article by Joanne Chianello, CBC News
Don’t approve of marijuana? Please, don’t call the police to share your views.
But if you have “legitimate” concerns about an illegal marijuana dispensary that’s opened in your neighbourhood, by all means, Ottawa’s finest want to hear from you.
That’s the message from a report to be presented by Chief Charles Bordeleau at the Ottawa Police Services Board meeting on Monday.
At the last board meeting the chief was asked for the force’s position on marijuana dispensaries currently operating illegally in Ottawa, in response to several councillors’ concerns about having these illegal shops in their wards.
Bordeleau’s response came in the form of a report that asked “councillors to encourage people to contact the OPS to file legitimate complaints regarding a dispensary. By legitimate we are referencing something that goes beyond personal beliefs about marijuana or beliefs that marijuana should not be available to anyone at any time.”