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Canada’s drunk driving laws get even tougher today thanks to Bill C-46

While the world watched Canada celebrate the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17, there was another law, Bill C-46, that received relatively little attention despite having wide-ranging implications for all Canadians- whether you use cannabis or not. Also known as “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential […]

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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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