Watch what you wish for, warn Canada's drug cops

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:34 AM ET

TORONTO - With a majority of Canadians now in favour of legalizing marijuana, it stands to reason the federal government could one day pull the trigger on such an idea.

But until that day comes, if ever, police across the country have no intention of backing down from the war on drugs.

"I don't see Canada going down that road," Toronto Police Staff-Insp. Randy Franks told QMI Agency recently when asked about the possibility of legalizing marijuana.

"It's not something I would want our city, or our country, to be known for," he said

Franks heads up the drug squad in Toronto, a city where Controlled Drugs and Substances Act charges have more than doubled in the last decade despite all the talk of marijuana legalization.

Canada's pro-pot movement received a major shot in the arm last month when two U.S states voted to legalize recreational use of the drug.

And on the heels of that news federal Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau made it clear he'd push for decriminalization, and quite possibly legalization, if he were at the helm.


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