7 people face marijuana charges during traffic stops in Wellington County
Until the law changes marijuana is illegal says OPP Constable
A cyclist was among seven people charged with marijuana drug offences by Wellington County OPP during traffic stops this past weekend.
Joshua Cunningham with Wellington County OPP said police understand the drug will be legal in the coming year, but at the moment it remains an illegal substance.
"Until the government changes the laws, marijuana remains a controlled substance," said Cunningham. "It remains so until parliament changes it and then [officers] will act accordingly."
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Chiefs of police across the country are waiting to see what the legislation will exactly look like when it take affect on July 1, 2018.
Those charge ranged in age from 17 to 50 and were stopped along Wellington County OPP patrolled roads in Elora, Puslinch and the Guelph area. Two were charged during a police RIDE check.