Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say.
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CANNABIS CULTURE – Today started out different than most, upon rising I had to forgo my usual ‘wake n’ bake’ and settle with just coffee and a fruit cup since I had an appointment with a drug recognition expert later this morning and I wanted to be sharp.
Canada’s Impaired Driving Laws Just Got a Huge and Controversial Overhaul — Here’s What You Should Know
Bill C-46 made reforms to alcohol-impaired driving and drug-impaired driving, and police now have powerful new tools to charge drivers.
A drug-impaired driver could face up to 10 years in prison.
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.
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.
You’ve likely heard that regulating cannabis markets will lead to more stoned drivers on the road.
Officials worry that marijuana consumption, like alcohol, will increase traffic incidents, but studies still lack answers
Lawmakers should consider alternative legislative approaches when it comes to cannabis and driving.
The trend toward marijuana legalization collides with the decades-old road safety push.