Winnipeg police are off to a white hot start so far, as the first weed-related traffic ticket has already been issued.
The first ticket was issued by Winnipeg Police Service traffic division inspector Gord Spado around 1AM when he found somebody getting lit in their car — that’s only 59 minutes after the green good stuff was legalized.
“An hour into legality, and something illegal,” said Inspector Spado.
Winnipeg police quickly took to Twitter to share the news.
So … this happened early this morning: A Consume Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle ticket was issued. Just like alcohol, consuming cannabis is legal – and like alcohol, consuming it in your vehicle is **not**. #KnowYourRole pic.twitter.com/RR9AUBv4RN
— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) October 17, 2018
The tweet garnered a ton of negative responses pretty quickly, with many people seemingly upset with the new rule. One user even went so far as to ask if Spado could have been sure that it was even THC that the perp was smoking.
How did you know that this cannabis had THC in it? Is it ok to smoke Pot without THC in your car? Some people use pot for the CBD? Would you