No B.C. Driver Has Been Criminally Charged With Cannabis Impairment Given that Legalization


Enforcement of B.C.’s drug-impaired driving regime is below the microscope just after a Vancouver Island motorist avoided drug penalties, regardless of reportedly becoming caught by police throwing a lit joint from their car.

The alleged incident occurred in Saanich earlier this week and landed the driver about $900 in fines — even though none associated to drugs.

It is an offence to consume cannabis when driving in Canada, as is becoming impaired when operating a car. Saanich police stated the officer at the scene, a drug recognition specialist, was happy the driver was not impaired.

But Vancouver lawyer Sarah Leamon stated the incident highlights a wider problem: B.C. has not handed out a single criminal charge associated to pot-impaired driving because cannabis legalization came into force.

– Study the whole short article at International News.


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