Winnipeg, Ontario Police Hand Out Tickets For Cannabis in Vehicles

Article by Josh Dehaas, CTVNews

Police are reminding drivers that although recreational cannabis is legal to purchase and consume, it remains illegal to use it in vehicles.

Winnipeg Police Service posted an image of a $672 ticket that was handed out early Wednesday morning.

Also Wednesday morning, Ontario Provincial Police ticketed someone $215.

Consuming cannabis in vehicles is contrary to both Ontario and Manitoba’s Highway Traffic Acts. All provinces and territories have laws against consumption in vehicles.

The person in Winnipeg was ticketed for consuming cannabis in a motor vehicle on a highway while the person in Ontario was ticketed for driving a “vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available,” contrary to the Cannabis Act.

Most provinces and territories, including B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia, also have laws requiring that cannabis in vehicles be kept in closed and/or sealed packages and “out of reach” or “inaccessible.”

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