No Spike in Cannabis-impaired Driving One Month After Legalization, Data Shows

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. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some said it was too early to provide data, others said initial numbers and anecdotal impressions suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise.…
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. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some said it was too early to provide data, others said initial numbers and anecdotal impressions suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise.…

Will It Be Legal to Have Marijuana in My Car?

Is it legal to have marijuana in your car as of Oct. 17? What can you have? A rolled joint? A half-smoked one? Obviously, you can’t drive while smoking. – Matt, Toronto Driving with a joint behind your ear probably won’t land you in the joint, but you’ll likely score a fine. “So every province I’ve looked at, you can’t have cannabis in your vehicle unless it’s stored in a closed or fastened container out…
Is it legal to have marijuana in your car as of Oct. 17? What can you have? A rolled joint? A half-smoked one? Obviously, you can’t drive while smoking. – Matt, Toronto Driving with a joint behind your ear probably won’t land you in the joint, but you’ll likely score a fine. “So every province I’ve looked at, you can’t have cannabis in your vehicle unless it’s stored in a closed or fastened container out…

How Police Are Preparing to Catch Drivers Under the Influence of Cannabis

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. A new piece of legislation that changed Canada’s impaired driving laws gives police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests, including oral fluid drug tests. Driving while high will remain illegal after legalization. Public Safety Canada announced in September 2017 that it would invest up…
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. A new piece of legislation that changed Canada’s impaired driving laws gives police enhanced powers to conduct roadside intoxication tests, including oral fluid drug tests. Driving while high will remain illegal after legalization. Public Safety Canada announced in September 2017 that it would invest up…