No new rules for MED officers and cannabis consumption

Municipal Enforcement Division officers won’t be bound by any new restrictions for off-duty cannabis use following legalization, according to the City of Yellowknife. “MED has not issued any rules or regulations for its employees regarding the use of cannabis prior to reporting for work,” stated city spokesperson Iman Kassam in an email. Instead, the same...
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Brendan Burke
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