Seems like some people in Canada didn't get the memo about cannabis being legal.
18 Octubre 2018 16:17
Somehow, there are some people in Canada who didn’t get the memo about weed being, you know, legal now. It was pretty big news, international in fact, yet still the Toronto police are receiving 911 calls about a bunch of legal cannabis-related activity.
These time-wasting calls have prompted them to send out reminders on Twitter, and they’re pretty funny.
Asking police to call your friend because you are out of minutes is not a 911 call. Calling about your neighbour's pot plants isn't either. Cannabis is no longer illegal on October 17, 2018. Up to four cannabis plants will be allowed per household. Do not call police for this ^sm pic.twitter.com/1rUvR9yvcT— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) October 16, 2018
Asking what to do with your frozen meat during a power outage is not a 911 call. Smelling weed coming from your neighbour's home isn't either. Cannabis is no longer illegal on October 17, 2018. Consumption is allowed for anyone 19yrs or older. Do not call police for this ^sm pic.twitter.com/6aYhbStarS— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) October 16, 2018
Asking for directions because you're lost is not a 911 call. Reporting an adult smoking a joint isn't either. Cannabis is no longer illegal on October 17, 2018. Consumption is allowed anywhere cigarette smoking is allowed except in a motor vehicle. Do not call police for this ^sm pic.twitter.com/7SoescfLM5— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) October 16, 2018
Incase you too missed it, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on Wednesday at midnight. It is the second country to legalise it nationally. The first was Uruguay.
The law change allows adults to buy cannabis oil, seeds and plants and dried cannabis from licensed producers and retailers. They can also possess up to 30 grams (one ounce) of dried cannabis in public and grow up to four plants at home.
In Canada, and around the world, cannabis laws have been used to criminalise people of colour. Those who have been criminalised for possession in the past are pushing for amnesty.