Canadian Road Safety News Digest

How police are preparing to catch drivers under the influence of cannabis

June 30, 2018   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

CTV News (TORONTO, ONTARIO)

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.

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