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MAP - Cannabis and Driving

Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:13:10 -0800

Last Build Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:10:02 GMT


CN ON: Medpot User Says She Was Wrongfully Charged With DUI

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Goderich Signal-Star, 30 Nov 2016 - Linda Birks was only a handful of kilometers away from her new home in Port Albert when she became caught in a thunderstorm and drove her car off the road, down a ditch and into a hydro pole. The trip was supposed to have been the beginning of a new start, she said.

Canada: Pot Legalization Report Due This Week

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 28 Nov 2016 - Chair of task force producing analysis for Ottawa says study will 'engender a lot of interest,' but stresses importance of moving slowly Ottawa's march toward a controlled market for legal marijuana in Canada takes a major step forward this week with the delivery of a task force report that includes advice on a minimum age, product warnings and measures to prevent drug-impaired driving.

CN ON: Targeting Impaired Drivers

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Daily Observer, 24 Nov 2016 - OPP Festive RIDE campaign now underway, continues until Jan. 7 The Ontario Provincial Police launched its annual Festive "Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere" (RIDE) campaign Monday announcing officers will not only target drivers impaired by alcohol, but illegal drugs as well.

CN NS: MADD Wants New Motor Vehicle Legislation Before Marijuana Is

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Truro Daily News, 19 Nov 2016 - Mandatory roadside screening and oral fluid testing for drugs should become law before the federal government proceeds with legalizing marijuana, a spokesperson for MADD Cobequid says. "This is something that has to take place before the decriminalization is put in place," newly elected president Kay Foster-Alfred said during a public meeting Thursday evening. "This is going to be happening and we have to be ready for it."

CN MB: Too High To Drive?

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 15 Nov 2016 - National poll finds 65% of Manitobans fear spike in impaired driving once pot becomes legal If you're afraid drugged driving will become more common once marijuana is legalized, you are certainly not alone.

CN AB: Editorial: Keep Roads Free From 'Pot' Holes

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 15 Nov 2016 - With Canada preparing to venture down the road to legalized marijuana for recreational use, a majority of Canadians are concerned about the potential effect on the safety of the nation's roads. That's the suggestion from a new poll from the Canadian Automobile Association, which found that 63 per cent of Canadians are worried there will be a decrease in traffic safety after the drug is legalized.

Canada: High Behind The Wheel

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Lethbridge Herald, 15 Nov 2016 - CANADA NEEDS POT-IMPAIRED DRIVER EDUCATION BEFORE LEGALIZING, SAYS CAA The Canadian Automobile Association is lobbying for a government-funded public education program to warn of the dangers of cannabis-impaired driving before Canada legalizes recreational pot.

Canada: Pot Ban On Drivers Won't Work, Experts Say

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 09 Nov 2016 - It would be unrealistic to bar drivers from having any trace of marijuana in their system when it becomes legal in Canada, as B.C. has suggested, because the drug can be detected long after a person is impaired, public health experts say. The federal government's task force on the future of cannabis legalization has highlighted impaired driving as one of the core issues it must address before making its recommendations by the end of this month.

Canada: Weed Is Coming To Your Office - And That's Okay

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 05 Nov 2016 - The popularization of the drug as this country moves toward legalization may even make its use in the workplace no big deal Have you ever gone to work high? At one time, this may have been a question that underachieving high-school students asked each other as they made their way to their evening shift at Burger King. However, as the frequency and legitimacy of marijuana usage increases, the question may start popping up in professional workplaces, too.