Durham police officer, Const. Phil Edgar, co-owned a medical marijuana company.
The Durham police board wants answers to why an active officer was allowed to co-own a medical marijuana company that is unlicensed and offers customers drug products that are illegal to sell.
Under Ontario law, officers must receive the police chief’s permission to have a second job or have ownership in a company that may appear to be a conflict of interest or interfere with their duties as a cop.
Police board member McLean first raised concerns about the approval of Const. Edgar’s request at a June police board meeting. He was told the Durham force received a legal opinion “that it would be required to approve” Edgar’s ownership of a “marijuana dispensary,” police board records show.