Positions within CPS that are classified as safety sensitive have a key and direct role in operations where impaired performance could result in a significant incident affecting the health and safety of employees or the public. Under the Police Service Regulations, a police officer shall not engage in 5(1)(b) “consumption or use of liquor or drugs in a manner that is prejudicial to duty” which includes not “reporting for duty, being on duty or standing by for duty while unfit to do so by reason of the use of alcohol or a drug” (s. 5(1)(b)(iii)). As such, sworn members who are qualified to use firearms and are able to be operationally deployed, as well as sworn police recruits, are prohibited from using recreational cannabis on or off duty.