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MAP - Cannabis and Driving

Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:05:11 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:10:02 GMT


CN MB: Talk About Dopes

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Sun, 16 Mar 2017 - Too many people getting behind wheel with drugs in their system As federal legalization of marijuana seems more and more like an inevitability, a new poll commissioned by Manitoba Public Insurance shows 10% of Manitobans drive with drugs in their system.

CN SN: Detecting Dope

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Prince Albert Daily Herald, 10 Mar 2017 - Officers from across the province, including in P.A. undergo training to help take those who are driving while impaired by drugs off the road Police across the province learning how to identify drivers impaired by drugs A number of police officers from across Saskatchewan, including members of the Prince Albert Police Service, are receiving training to learn how to recognize drivers impaired by drugs.

CN ON: Column: Legal Pot Gives Teens The Best Protection

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 04 Mar 2017 - Marijuana will soon be legal in Canada. But what does that mean for the safety of our teenagers? The simple election promise made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, one which he shows every sign of keeping, turns out not to be simple at all. What kind of restrictions should there be around selling weed? Will it be tested so that we can be sure it's safe?

CN ON: Blair Looks To Niagara Farming Advice On Pot

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Tribune, 03 Mar 2017 - The parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice says the federal government will be looking to Niagara's agricultural sector for guidance when framing legislation to legalize marijuana. Scarborough West MP Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief, said Thursday the knowledge of Niagara's farming industry will be invaluable for a government trying to determine how to regulate production of pot.

CN ON: Column: TTC Union Doth Protest Too Much

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Sun, 01 Mar 2017 - It seems the TTC union protests too much. What exactly are they afraid of? Why are they so opposed to random drug and alcohol testing that they were in court Tuesday seeking an injunction to stop management from starting the testing on April 1?

CN PI: Editorial: Cannabis Is Coming

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The Journal-Pioneer, 02 Mar 2017 - As spring approaches, so does the federal government's promise to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana. The Justin Trudeau government announced back in April of last year that it would be introducing new legislation next spring. So now that spring is almost upon us, will that bill be coming soon? Even when that bill arrives, it still needs to pass through the House of Commons and the Senate.

CN ON: Ttc Investigator Warns Of Booze, Drug Use Among Workers

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 28 Feb 2017 - Union slams allegations in court document as 'absolutely false' The TTC's workforce has a substance abuse problem that could put passengers and the public at serious risk if it's not addressed, according to a court document filed by the transit agency.

Canada: Patients Report Choosing Pot Over Opioids For Pain: Study

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 28 Feb 2017 - More than half the medical-marijuana patients in a new study said they use cannabis to help them get off heavier prescription drugs, with the largest percentage saying pot acts as a substitute painkiller for opioids. The new research, published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Drug Policy but funded by a licensed cannabis grower Tilray, adds to a small body of science that suggests patients are effectively using marijuana to replace opioids, a class of legal and illicit painkillers that has led to an ongoing crisis that killed hundreds of Canadians last year.

Canada: Court Ruling Streamlines Drugged-Driving Trials

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 24 Feb 2017 - OTTAWA - Expert testimony can be admitted in drugged-driving trials without preliminary examination of evidence, the Supreme Court said Thursday in a decision that could expedite the judicial process in the legalized-marijuana era. The 5-2 court decision on the case of an Ottawa motorist comes as the federal Liberal government prepares to introduce long-promised legislation to legalize the recreational use of pot.