Police are now able to conduct warrantless roadside searches to compel drivers to provide a breath sample.
If you follow these rules, then you should be driving in the clear.
The insurance industry will be monitoring any effects on their costs very closely in the coming year.
The device chosen for roadside saliva tests is simply part of a disturbing trend in cannabis legalization: regulate first and research later.
Instead of passing potentially unconstitutional criminal laws without research to back them up, perhaps the government should have held off.
Debate over the impaired driving Bill C-46 is focused on balancing Charter rights against the need to protect lives. For Senators, the Charter won out.
Bill 17 is likely to be successfully challenged in court. It creates impossible burdens, shifts the onus and fails completely to address the problem.
Luckily, only one person involved needed to be hospitalized.
After at least one effective marijuana-detecting method has been identified, legislative changes must be made and a scheme will need to be developed. The scheme will need to balance the liberties of citizens with the need for public safety.
The incident happened during a roadside strip search.
The crash happened west of Silver Creek industrial park at around 9 a.m.
Marco Muzzo, 29, faces a dozen impaired-driving charges and six charges related to the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
All proceeds raised will go to the family "to help lighten the pain that this family has been faced with."
You've likely heard that regulating cannabis markets will lead to more stoned drivers on the road. Although the evidence in support of this claim is weak, it's repeated time and time again. So we thought we would ask members of law enforcement from Washington State what they think of this claim.
Conversations about cannabis policy are heating up. So it's no surprise that we suddenly seem immersed in claims and counterclaims on a slew of topics related to cannabis use and regulation. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy has tasked itself with determining the strength of scientific support for such claims. Over the past year, we've been working diligently on scanning the news media and online conversations about cannabis to identify the most oft-repeated or high-profile claims including the ones above related to its use and regulation.
Impaired drivers continue to routinely use the ER as a "get out of jail free card," escaping police assessment at accident scenes by claiming injury, and denying injury once they arrive at hospital. Being uninjured, they can then leave the Emergency Room quickly, often before police arrive.