Should an RCMP officer smoke marijuana on-duty in public?
New Brunswick Mountie says prescribed drug helps him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer with a medical marijuana prescription thinks he should be able to smoke the drug while in uniform, but the RCMP says he can't smoke marijuana while in red serge or while wearing his regular working uniform.
Cpl. Ronald Francis serves with J Division in New Brunswick and received a prescription for medical-grade marijuana on Nov. 4.
Francis told CBC News marijuana has helped him to calm down and reduces his PTSD symptoms. His prescription allows for three grams a day, which he estimates to be nine to 15 joints, though he said he doesn’t typically smoke that much.