With recreational marijuana set to become legal on Oct. 17, police forces across Canada are stepping up efforts to train officers to detect drivers under the influence of the drug.
The latest episode of ‘Weediquette’ looks at the issues facing law enforcement and impaired driving.
The effects of cannabis on driving have been extensively studied for decades. Research consistently shows that typical cannabis use causes very little or no impairment to driving ability.
Police in the US have gotten their hands on a marijuana breathalyzer and drivers in California were among the first to be tested –with nationwide distribution planned for next year.
Motorists are being convicted of driving under the influence of marijuana based on arbitrary state standards that have no connection to whether the driver was actually impaired
Engineers developing a breath-based ketone sampler for diabetics have switched gears to produce a hand-held marijuana breath analyzer just as our federal government begins to explore legalization.
A new invention may soon make it easier for police who pull over risky drivers to test them for marijuana impairment on the spot, in addition to the usual alcohol breath test.
In 2012 Coloradans approved Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, by a vote of 55 percent to 45 percent.
You’ve likely heard that regulating cannabis markets will lead to more stoned drivers on the road.
It's been a common practice among highway cops for the past decade, but detaining drivers after the traffic stop is completed violates the Constitution.