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Veteran RCMP officer stripped of his uniform for publicly smoking medical marijuana
A New Brunswick Mountie who has run afoul of a policy that says RCMP officers can’t smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform has returned his red serge.
Cpl. Ron Francis arrived today at the RCMP headquarters in Fredericton after he said he was ordered to return the dress uniform. He was prescribed medicinal marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
The RCMP says its officers who are prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge or regular uniform while taking their medication. The force says that would not portray the right message to the public. (Photo: KEITH MINCHIN FOR NATIONAL POST)

Veteran RCMP officer stripped of his uniform for publicly smoking medical marijuana

A New Brunswick Mountie who has run afoul of a policy that says RCMP officers can’t smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform has returned his red serge.

Cpl. Ron Francis arrived today at the RCMP headquarters in Fredericton after he said he was ordered to return the dress uniform. He was prescribed medicinal marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

The RCMP says its officers who are prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge or regular uniform while taking their medication. The force says that would not portray the right message to the public. (Photo: KEITH MINCHIN FOR NATIONAL POST)

Pot vending machines to start rolling into Canada after firm partners with U.S. company
The marijuana vending machine is coming to Canada, says a U.S. company that developed the world’s first automatic pot dispenser under a co-founder who was recently convicted of unrelated fraud charges.
Medbox Inc. said it has partnered with a Canadian firm licensed under new Health Canada medical-marijuana rules, partly with the goal of introducing its dispensing equipment here.
The devices, which automatically fill cannabis orders and spit out a vial with the requested product, are actually designed to add security to the legally sensitive process, said Medbox executives Wednesday. They have a vault-like, armoured structure, a fingerprint-identification feature and software that permanently records transactions. (Photo: Peter Bennett/Ambient Images/Newscom)

Pot vending machines to start rolling into Canada after firm partners with U.S. company

The marijuana vending machine is coming to Canada, says a U.S. company that developed the world’s first automatic pot dispenser under a co-founder who was recently convicted of unrelated fraud charges.

Medbox Inc. said it has partnered with a Canadian firm licensed under new Health Canada medical-marijuana rules, partly with the goal of introducing its dispensing equipment here.

The devices, which automatically fill cannabis orders and spit out a vial with the requested product, are actually designed to add security to the legally sensitive process, said Medbox executives Wednesday. They have a vault-like, armoured structure, a fingerprint-identification feature and software that permanently records transactions. (Photo: Peter Bennett/Ambient Images/Newscom)

Ontario closer than ever to legalization of marijuanaOntario is one step closer to the legalization of marijuana after the Ontario Superior Court struck down two key parts of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act that prohibit the possession and production of pot.The court declared the rules that govern medical marijuana access and the prohibitions laid out in sections 4 and 7 of the Act “constitutionally invalid and of no force and effect” on Monday, effectively paving the way for legalization.If the government does not respond within 90 days with a successful delay or re-regulation of marijuana, the drug will be legal to possess and produce in Ontario, where the decision is binding. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Ontario closer than ever to legalization of marijuana
Ontario is one step closer to the legalization of marijuana after the Ontario Superior Court struck down two key parts of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act that prohibit the possession and production of pot.

The court declared the rules that govern medical marijuana access and the prohibitions laid out in sections 4 and 7 of the Act “constitutionally invalid and of no force and effect” on Monday, effectively paving the way for legalization.

If the government does not respond within 90 days with a successful delay or re-regulation of marijuana, the drug will be legal to possess and produce in Ontario, where the decision is binding. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)