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'Skunk in the trunk': Edmonton police campaign focuses on cannabis in cars

A new Edmonton police campaign is focused on reducing fines and charges laid against drivers who don't stash their cannabis products in the trunk.

Since legalization, EPS has laid 149 charges related to improper transportation of cannabis

Const. Dexx Williams poses in front of car featuring a new campaign focused on teaching drivers how to transport their legal cannabis. (Travis McEwan/CBC)

Edmonton police have launched a new campaign focused on people who may be green when it comes to driving with cannabis in cars and trucks.

Between Oct. 17, 2018 and May 31, 2019, 149 of the 245 charges laid by the Edmonton Police Service under the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act were for improper transportation of cannabis. That works out to 61 per cent.

Cannabis products must be out of reach of everyone inside a car or truck. Police say the best way to ensure that is by keeping it in the trunk.

Many cannabis customers are unaware they can't drive with product in reach of people in a car or truck. An Edmonton campaign is attempting to change that. 1:29

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