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More than 200 cannabis charges in Saskatoon since legalization: report

More than 200 cannabis charges in Saskatoon since legalization: report
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A report by the Saskatoon police shows that more than 200 charges were laid since cannabis was legalized in Canada.

The report also says the police “experienced fewer issues than were expected.”

The report said the police were given a Draeger 5000 Roadside testing device — used to test driver drug impairment — by SGI in January, at no cost, and that it wasn’t used until July because no officers had received training until then. The report says the police “has one device which it has deployed at every sobriety checkpoint since July 2019.” It has been used 12 times.

The total cost of training, from 2017 until 2019, is estimated to be almost $370,000. The report says the costs were funded through existing budgets and caused other training programs to be reprioritized. The majority of the costs were from members missing regular duty to attend training sessions.
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