City hall lawyers say smoking ban needs to include tobacco
Halifax staff reason it'll be nearly impossible to prosecute cannabis smokers if we can't also prosecute cigarette smokers.
September 7, 2018 at 4:19PM
It's worth noting that Halifax Regional Council does not have any authority to decide what evidence a provincial court judge should or should not consider. Also, given how much of the criticism about this nuisance bylaw has been on how it will unfairly target poor and racialized residents, it's unlikely that widening the potential for discrimination from city police to any old pot-smelling “witness” will be met with less vocal resistance from the public.