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Canada’s police chiefs suggest tickets for marijuana possession in lieu of criminal chargesPolice chiefs meeting in Winnipeg say handing out tickets for illegal possession of marijuana may be more efficient than laying criminal charges.Delegates to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual meeting have passed a resolution that says officers need more “enforcement options” to deal with people caught with pot.Association president Jim Chu says in a release that criminal charges place a significant burden on police and court resources. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

Canada’s police chiefs suggest tickets for marijuana possession in lieu of criminal charges
Police chiefs meeting in Winnipeg say handing out tickets for illegal possession of marijuana may be more efficient than laying criminal charges.

Delegates to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual meeting have passed a resolution that says officers need more “enforcement options” to deal with people caught with pot.

Association president Jim Chu says in a release that criminal charges place a significant burden on police and court resources. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

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    It’s time people stop referring to a harmless plant as a drug. It’s medicine for many. Stupid war on drugs.
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