Moms caught smoking weed in school parking lot
While many parents rejoice at the return of school each fall, a group of Canadian moms couldn't wait to leave the school parking lot before beginning their celebrations.
Sgt. John Price with the Saanich Police Department on Vancouver Island in Canada was monitoring speeding traffic near the Spectrum-Marigold school on Tuesday when he pulled over a mother who was speeding in the school zone. When Price approached the vehicle, he noticed the very distinct smell of marijuana, CTV News reports. It is unclear how many mothers participated in the celebration.
"As soon as she rolled down the window it was pretty evident that the people in that car, or the driver herself, had been smoking a joint prior to being stopped," Price told CTV.
When asked, the driver admitted that she and the other passengers in the car enjoyed a celebratory joint before speeding away from their children's school.
"She did admit to smoking a joint and tried to excuse it away by saying her and some of the other moms this morning had a celebratory joint, celebrating that the kids were back in school," said Price.
The driver was reportedly reprimanded for smoking pot and then driving through a school zone but the police called in a drug recognition expert who decided the woman was fit to drive. She was not charged.
Recently, Canada has greatly relaxed its marijuana laws and is currently taking steps to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in 2017. Regardless, driving under the influence is still illegal and police do not want users to get behind of the wheel after consuming cannabis.