Some Cannabis Users in Canada Are Driving High, And Police Don’t Know What to Do

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There’s no breathalizer for weed. TORONTO – With just two months to go before recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada on Oct. 17, new data from the country’s national statistics agency is stoking fears about drugged driving and raising questions about the ability of law enforcement officials to detect impairment. According to Statistics Canada data released last week, one in seven cannabis users with a valid driver’s license has hopped behind the wheel within two hours of consuming the drug at least once within the past three months. Other surveys from Health Canada and Public Safety Canada in 2017 also revealed that large percentages of Canadians are driving after consuming marijuana. In fact, one in 10 respondents of the latter survey said they believed cannabis makes a person “a more careful driver” — a conviction refuted by science. Some Cannabis Users in Canada Are Driving High, And Police Don’t Know What to Do

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