After passing through a roadblock on the Lions Gate Bridge, a local driver is going to see a lot of money go down the pipe.
The 23-year-old male from Calgary, who was driving a 2010 Jeep, was stopped at by patrol members at 2:10 am on Tuesday.
During the check, the attending officer saw a pipe in the centre console of the vehicle, packed with what appeared to be cannabis, say West Vancouver Police.
Although it wasn’t lit, the driver was still given a ticket, due to the new BC Cannabis Control and Licensing act.
Fortunately, the man operating the vehicle wasn’t impaired in any way but he still went home with a $230 ticket.
According to the BC Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, an adult must not operate a vehicle while there is cannabis inside.
Similar to alcohol, a driver can avoid the fine if the cannabis is in unopened packaging or if it’s “not readily accessible to the driver” or any passengers in the vehicle, for that matter.