Month: November 2018
The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some said it was too early to provide data, others said initial numbers and anecdotal impressions suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise.
Kyla Lee, a Vancouver-based lawyer who wants to file a court challenge of the Drager test once it’s used on a driver who wishes to dispute it, said she hadn’t heard of it being used anywhere yet.
“I was worried when the law changed … that this sort of panic around cannabis-impaired driving was going to lead to a number of false arrests and bad investigations. That’s not what I’ve been seeing,” she said.
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This blog post breaks down some of the more readily available defences to driving while prohibited cases.
Recent articles, including on the Huffington Post, have suggested that it is illegal to consume cannabis in a vehicle, even if it is parked and there is no present intention to set the vehicle in motion. But based on my read of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act in British Columbia, this may be an important misinterpretation.
And here’s why. Buckle up, this is getting technical and legal. But it is information cannabis users need to know.