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Medical Marijuana Using Canadian Mountie Under Fire

 

A Canadian Mounted Police Officer who is also a medical marijuana patient is under fire from anti-marijuana activists who believe he should not be able to keep his job.

 

Corporal Ronald Francis began using medical marijuana on November 4 for job-related stress.

 

Francis believes he should be allowed to smoke medical marijuana while in uniform, but his superiors believe that smoking medical marijuana could tarnish the mounted police’s reputation.

 

Cannabis advocates are arguing that employers, including the RCMP, need to better understand medical marijuana and their employees medical needs.

 

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Moreau explained to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that officers are allowed to use medical marijuana but they should not do it in public or while in uniform.

 

“Definitely a member that has been prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge taking his medication,” Moreau was quoted as saying. ”It would not be advisable for that member, it would not portray the right message to the general public, it’s definitely not something we would support or condone.”

 

Francis is currently assigned to desk duty and does not carry a gun.

 

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Medical Marijuana Using Canadian Mountie Under Fire

 

A Canadian Mounted Police Officer who is also a medical marijuana patient is under fire from anti-marijuana activists who believe he should not be able to keep his job.

 

Corporal Ronald Francis began using medical marijuana on November 4 for job-related stress.

 

Francis believes he should be allowed to smoke medical marijuana while in uniform, but his superiors believe that smoking medical marijuana could tarnish the mounted police’s reputation.

 

Cannabis advocates are arguing that employers, including the RCMP, need to better understand medical marijuana and their employees medical needs.

 

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Moreau explained to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that officers are allowed to use medical marijuana but they should not do it in public or while in uniform.

 

“Definitely a member that has been prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge taking his medication,” Moreau was quoted as saying. ”It would not be advisable for that member, it would not portray the right message to the general public, it’s definitely not something we would support or condone.”

 

Francis is currently assigned to desk duty and does not carry a gun.

 

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I would trust a stoned police officer (or anyone for that matter) with a gun before I would trust a drunk or a pill popper with one.

 

This is going to be an eye opening case. It will help to expose the hypocrisy surrounding marijuana.

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