Two Police Officers Have Been Suspended After They Consumed Cannabis Edibles While On Duty

Toronto police confirms two of its officers have been suspended after police sources say the pair consumed edible marijuana while on duty over the weekend — shortly after a marijuana dispensary raid in the area. The incident came hours after a Toronto police raid of a marijuana dispensary in the division, which is in central west Toronto.

Over the weekend, Toronto police carried out a raid at Community Cannabis Clinic, a marijuana dispensary at St. Clair Avenue West near Dufferin Street. Sources told the marijuana edibles the officers ingested are believed to have come from this dispensary. It’s unclear if the officers participated in the raid over the weekend.

Soon after ingesting the edibles the officers began to complain of “hallucinations” and one made a call for an officer needing assistance. Both officers were found in a police vehicle and later treated in hospital.

Both officers are under investigation by the force’s professional standards unit following an incident that happened Sunday, according to Mark Pugash, a spokesperson for Toronto Police Service.

No criminal charges have been laid against the officers pending the outcome of the investigation by the force’s professional standards unit.

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