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Police officers who work for the Ottawa Police Department will soon be allowed to use marijuana products when they're off duty, according to OttawaMatters.com.

Chief Charles Bordeleau said that while officers won't be banned from using the drug when they're not on the job—once it becomes legal at the end of October—"an officer needs to be fit for duty when showing up for work."

Bordeleau said that his police service's cannabis policy does not specify a minimum number of hours that must elapse between the officer using cannabis and reporting for duty.