Edmonton police stats on first year of legalized marijuana: Drug-impaired driving overridden if alcohol confirmed

New numbers out on how many charges Edmonton police have laid in the first year since marijuana became legal cover everything from pot-impaired driving incidents to cases of youths trying to buy weed.

The stats, presented last week to the Edmonton Police Commission, include both charges for Criminal Code offences like cannabis-impaired driving, as well as non-criminal charges under the provincial Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act.

Impaired driving
Keeping people from driving high has been the biggest priority for Canadian police departments since cannabis became legal last October. The Edmonton Police Service initially asked for a big funding boost to cover the costs of policing legal pot, but were rebuffed by council.

Edmonton police recorded 79 drug-impaired driving incidents in the first six months of 2019. But that may only tell part of the story.
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By Jonny Wakefield
The Growth Op.

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