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MAP - Cannabis and Driving

Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sun, 28 May 2017 09:09:49 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 08:10:01 GMT


Canada: Pot Plans Respect International Treaties

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 20 May 2017 - Task force leader says Canada can be an example A former Liberal cabinet minister who led a federally appointed task force on legalizing cannabis says Canada's plan to green light the drug for recreational use is in keeping with the spirit of international treaties - all of which criminalize the possession and production of marijuana.

CN ON: Legal Pot Poses Problems For Municipalities

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 20 May 2017 - Lambton County trains managers as local governments brace for expected challenges SARNIA - With Canada ready to legalize marijuana by next July, Ontario municipalities are ablaze with activity prepping for the impacts of that move - including in the workplace.

CN ON: Municipalities Eye Workplace Pot Policies

Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 20 May 2017 - With Canada ready to legalize marijuana by next July, Ontario municipalities are ablaze with activity prepping for the impacts of that move - including in the workplace. The County of Lambton recently held a training session for its 75 managers about marijuana and workplace safety. Among the chief municipal concerns around legalization include the potential for workers to believe it's legal for them to smoke marijuana on municipal property, as well as the potential for impaired driving if a high worker operates a municipal vehicle.

CN ON: Many Teens Get Into Cars With Impaired Drivers

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 18 May 2017 - One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking and one in five got in a car with a driver that consumed marijuana, according to a new University of Waterloo study. Half of all students in Grades 11 and 12 admitted to at least one risky behaviour, either driving after drinking or using marijuana or being a passenger in the car of an impaired driver.

Canada: Hi, It's Illegal To Drive High

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto 24hours, 16 May 2017 - Edgy campaign features cheeky menus, radio spots In the mood for a garlic gummy worm burger with iceberg lettuce and mustard-fudge drizzle? Or how about an order of spaghetti and gumballs with gravy and licorice?

CN NF: Brave New Work World

Mon, 15 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Telegram, 15 May 2017 - Knowing more about impairment key to setting fair and safe workplace rules: expert Alex Boucher says the looming legalization of marijuana is opening up a whole new frontier for employers. He's an expert in wellness areas, including disability management and workplace accommodation, and works with employers, unions and communities.

Canada: Canadians Reject Plan To Increase Police Power To Order

Sat, 13 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 13 May 2017 - A majority of Canadians oppose the federal government's plan to give greater powers to police officers to obtain breath samples from drivers in roadside tests, a new poll has found. As part of its legislative package last month to legalize marijuana, the government also tabled a bill to update impaired driving laws.

CN ON: TTC Suspends Two Workers On First Day Of Drug Testing

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 May 2017 - CEO says results 'concerning' but justify transit agency's push for substance abuse checks Well that didn't take long. Two TTC employees have been suspended for being impaired on the job after they both failed tests on the first day of the transit agency's new random drug and alcohol testing program.

CN ON: Positively Unfortunate

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 11 May 2017 - TTC worker had booze in system, another drugs The very first TTC employee to receive a random test for drugs and alcohol came up positive at the commission Monday morning. And another worker screened that day was found to be under the influence of drugs.