Canadian Road Safety News Digest

One in seven cannabis users admits they consumed drug then drove, Statscan says

August 9, 2018   |   Categories: Canadian Road Safety News Digest, News

Last Updated on December 4, 2018

The Globe and Mail (OTTAWA, ONTARIO)

About one in seven cannabis users said they had recently got behind the wheel after consuming the drug, according to a survey by Statistics Canada that reveals lax attitudes toward drug-impaired driving as the country prepares for legalization.

Statistics Canada’s National Cannabis Survey results from the first half of this year, released on Thursday, show 17.6 per cent of boys and men and 9.5 per cent of girls and women report driving within two hours of using marijuana.

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