Enforcing new cannabis driving laws will be challenging

After October 17, cannabis possession and use in limited forms will become legal. The federal government has established limits on the amount of cannabis an individual can use before being considered impaired. Police forces are still figuring out how to test cannabis users for impairment. The federal government bases its limits on the amount of THC in an individual’s bloodstream. THC is the active ingredient that gets a person high and causes impairment. There are two new criminal offences: A driver with between 2 and 5 nanograms (ng) of THC in their blood can be fined up to $1000. This...

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