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First cannabis violations issued in Barrie against two teens

Barrie police ask people who use cannabis to do so in a respectful, lawful manner
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The first Cannabis Act violation was issued by the Barrie police Tuesday and it involved a pair of local teens.

The police Twitter account alerted the public of the alleged violation and stated that two teens were charged and ordered to pay fines.

Barrie police corporate communications co-ordinator Jennett Mays told BarrieToday that the violations occurred at a Barrie high school and were issued to a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.

The set fine for a person under 19 consuming cannabis is $100.

The new cannabis laws went into effect on Oct. 17, and while it took less than a month to issue the first violation, Mays just wants the public to be respectful of the new laws.

“Unfortunately, we did anticipate there would eventually be charges laid under the Cannabis Act,” she said. “However, Barrie police reminds the public that if you are over 19 years old and you choose to use cannabis, to use it in a manner that is respectful, lawful and in a way that keeps it out of the hands of young persons and does not impact the safety and security of others.”



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