As you probably know this Friday is Adolf Hitler's birthday and for some inexplicable reason pot heads, that would be chronic marijuana users, celebrate the day by phoning in sick at their call centre and bike courier jobs and get high in a public place to the general amusement of the police. At least that is what happens in Ottawa on Parliament Hill.
Not so much in London this year.
Scott Taylor of The London Free Press informs all that
Any ideas Londoners may have had about getting a free ride from police on April 20 have once again gone up in smoke.
Known commonly across North America as 4/20, the day is a symbolic one for pot smokers to light up in public as a way to urge governments to legalize marijuana.
Police were out in force last year when three participants were arrested at Victoria Park.
Several hundred people attended the rally.
Monday, police issued a news release saying strict law enforcement would again be in effect this year.
“The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is in full force and effect on (Apri 20), as it is on any other day, time, or place in Canada, and members of the London Police Service will enforce the law on this date as they would throughout the year.
“A conviction for a criminal offence, including those under the Control Drugs and Substances Act, will result in a permanent criminal record which could impact future travel or employment as it could be revealed through a criminal record background check.”
Spokesperson Const. Dennis Rivest said that though some people assume police will turn a blind eye, they will, in fact, be visible and vigilant that day.
What time does the bus for Kitchener leave Friday?