Winnipeg police issue weed-in-car ticket one hour after legalization

first_img See More Videos It was only a matter of time before somebody got a ticket for smoking legal marijuana in their car—we’re just surprised that time was one hour.Police in Winnipeg, Manitoba gave a driver a ticket for being high while driving literally just 60 minutes after weed was legalized nationwide.Around 1 am on Wednesday morning, officer Gord Spado – yes, his name was Gord; we couldn’t make this up – issued a ticket for “consuming cannabis in a motor vehicle,” according to a CBC News report. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” “An hour into legality, and something illegal,” Spado said Wednesday.Just like alcohol, consuming cannabis is legal, but it’s not legal to smoke it in a vehicle. It’s not clear from the report if the offender was driving when they received the ticket or if they were parked.Cannabis is only currently available legally if you purchase it online, so it is unlikely that the weed, in this case, was legally purchased, but Spado did not issue a ticket for that.“It doesn’t look like anything was pursued as far as the illicit component of it goes,” he said, adding it will be difficult to determine if cannabis has been legally purchased or not.“Sometimes we can [prove it], sometimes we can’t. And when edibles are legally produced commercially, then it might be a little bit easier, because there’ll be packaging and things like that that might be visible.”Edibles are still banned in Canada, so be mindful of that. It is also not legal to carry cannabis in your vehicle unless it is in your trunk (the same rules apply to alcohol). advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Many marijuana users think it’s less hazardous because cannabis tends to make people drive more slowly and less aggressively than, say, drivers who are drunk, according to studies. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca This is the first ticket we’ve seen after the legalization (of course it is, did we mention that it was literally an hour?) but we don’ t expect it will be the last. In Manitoba, this ticket cost the offender $672, so if you’re thinking of smoking a doobie sitting it a parking lot, don’t. Wait until you get home. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos RELATED TAGSChevroletNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesManitobaNon-Luxurylast_img read more