Vehicle Searches under the Ontario Cannabis Control Act

By: David G. Bayliss – May, 2024. The Dark Side of Legal Pot Prior to the legalization of Cannabis products by the federal government on October 17, 2018, marijuana possession investigations were a significant component of community policing by Ontario police forces. Between 2003 and 2013, more than 27,000 people were arrested for marijuana possession in the city of Toronto alone. The mere smell of marijuana entitled police officers to investigate drivers, cyclists [...]