A New Brunswick Mountie who has run afoul of a policy that says RCMP officers can’t smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform has returned his red serge.
Cpl. Ron Francis arrived today at the RCMP headquarters in Fredericton after he said he was ordered to return the dress uniform. He was prescribed medicinal marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
The RCMP says its officers who are prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge or regular uniform while taking their medication. The force says that would not portray the right message to the public.