Attitude to B.C. bud to stay laissez faire: VPD
That sweet scent in the air during next month’s Olympic Games might bethe smell of success. Then again, it could just be the weed.
That sweet scent in the air during next month’s Olympic Games might be the smell of success. Then again, it could just be the weed.
It will be far from business as usual for much of Vancouver during the Olympics, but marijuana advocates and police say our city’s laissez faire attitude toward the infamous B.C. bud won’t change.
“Our officers show an exceptional amount of discretion with respect to people smoking marijuana and that will continue,” said Vancouver police Const. Lindsey Houghton.
That’s not to say police will completely turn a blind eye.
“There are people who are coming to visit that live in countries where it may certainly not be against the law so I don’t expect people will come here seeking to openly contravene our drug laws but you know, I’m sure there will be people who do it and I’m sure our officers will do their best to remind them that that’s against the law,” Houghton said.
Salvador Daswani, co-owner of Vansterdam clothing in Vancouver, said he has sold about 70 “Vansterdam 2010” T-shirts featuring a man running with a lit marijuana cigarette, blowing smoke in the shape of five rings.