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Driver fined $230 for having unlit cannabis pipe in vehicle

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 07, 2018 3:37 pm

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.


West Vancouver Police Department

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