Chaffin hoped law enforcement would be consulted before cannabis is legalized.
“Policing will hopefully be a voice at the table, but we’ll have to work through it,” Chaffin said. “I’m not fighting the idea of what’s legalized and what’s not, but what’s the impact going to be and how do we manage that?”
The police chief’s biggest issue with the legalization of cannabis is how it will impact road safety.
“My big concern on the policing side and probably for everybody who’s driving, is operating a motor vehicle under the influence,” he said.
Chaffin became Chief Constable of the Calgary Police Service Oct. 19, 2015.