Calgary Police Officers Banned From Consuming Legal Marijuana Even on Days Off

Police union unhappy with policy issued to all officers last Friday.

Calgary police officers will not be allowed to consume marijuana once it’s legalized even on their days off — and the union representing members is unhappy, saying the service “took the easy way out.”

The abstinence directive was issued to CPS staff on Friday less than four weeks before recreational marijuana is legalized across the country.

“Sworn members who are qualified to use firearms and are able to be operationally deployed are prohibited from using recreational cannabis while on or off duty,” reads the policy, a copy of which was obtained by CBC News.

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