TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s military on Friday unveiled a directive governing the use of cannabis by its troops as the country prepares for the drug’s legalization in October.
An employee holds marijuana while posing in a photo illustration at a dispensary in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 20, 2018.
The directive takes effect on Oct. 17, when pot becomes legal. It prohibits members of Canada’s armed forces from consuming cannabis eight hours before any duty, 24 hours before any operation of weapons or vehicles and 28 days before high altitude parachuting, operating in a hyperbaric environment and serving on a military aircraft.
Cannabis consumption is also prohibited on international operations, according to the directive, which was provided by the military to Reuters. [Read More @ Reuters]