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Up to 14% of cannabis users driving high according to Stats Canada

On Aug. 9, Stats Canada released the results of its quarterly National Cannabis Survey which found, among other things, that 1 in 7 cannabis users got behind the wheel within two hours of consuming and that approximately 1.4 million Canadians had gotten in a vehicle driven by someone who had used cannabis two hours prior. […]

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Medicated while driving: Medicinal cannabis patients get a break under Bill 174

For all the medical cannabis patients rightfully worried about being thrown in jail for driving while medicated, there’s good news- at least for those who live in Ontario. Bill 174, aka the Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Statute Law Amendment Act, contains an important amendment to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. The act states that: “Exceptions […]

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3 Changes to Canada’s Impaired Driving Laws

With legal cannabis comes new impaired driving laws.  And it ain’t good. Bill C-46 overhauls impaired driving laws so police now have more power (and the tools) to charge drivers. The Bill also makes it easier for courts to ram through impaired driving cases quicker. Saliva Testing In the same way police do roadside breath tests […]

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Cannabis, Consciousness, and Impaired Driving

Anyone concerned with the role of cannabis in impaired driving should become familiar with at least one of these propositions: 1. Impaired driving from alcohol or prescription pills is far larger of a problem than driving with cannabis in your system 2. CBD is non-psychoactive, so the concern with cannabis impairment derives from THC. THC […]

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