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  Reply # 1861990 10-Sep-2017 21:54
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Batman:

 

Does Canada allow driving and smoking weed?

 

 

Nope. It's already covered under 'impaired driving'

 

But Canada's using this as an opportunity to “reform the entire Criminal Code regime dealing with transportation offences, including impaired driving” with legislation to be passed before legalisation next year.
They're toughening the penalties for drink-driving, but for THC (the main psychoactive compound in cannabis), the proposed levels would be:

 

2 nanograms (ng) but less than 5 ng of THC: Having at least 2 ng but less than 5 ng of THC per millilitre (ml) of blood within two hours of driving would be a separate summary conviction criminal offence, punishable only by a fine.
This lower level offence is a precautionary approach that takes into account the best available scientific evidence related to cannabis. This offence would be punishable by a maximum fine of up to $1,000.

 

5 ng or more of THC: Having 5 ng or more of THC per ml of blood within two hours of driving would be a hybrid offence.
Hybrid offences are offences that can be prosecuted either by indictment, in more serious cases, or by summary conviction, in less serious cases.

 

Combined THC and Alcohol: Having a blood alcohol concentration of 50 milligrams (mg) of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, combined with a THC level greater than 2.5 ng per ml of blood within two hours of driving would also be a hybrid offence.

 

This is more complex than say, Colorado, where - driving under the influence of pot: Any driver found with more than five nanograms of THC can be charged with a DUI.


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  Reply # 1862020 10-Sep-2017 23:10
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frankv:

 

This will be disastrous for those various Border Patrol reality shows.

 

 

I'm all for that.





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  Reply # 1862022 10-Sep-2017 23:23
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cadman:

 

frankv:

 

This will be disastrous for those various Border Patrol reality shows.

 

 

I'm all for that.

 

 

Border who?


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  Reply # 1864992 14-Sep-2017 09:39
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Geektastic:

 

From the London Telegraph

 

"Canada’s largest province has unveiled plans for up to 150 government run shops selling marijuana for recreational use. 

 

Pot will first be sold through an online distribution service starting next July, to coincide with the federal legalisation of cannabis. 

 

The minimum age to use, purchase and possess recreational cannabis in Ontario will be 19, the same minimum age to consume alcohol and tobacco in the province.

 

Only marijuana grown by producers licensed by Health Canada, the federal government ministry, will be available for sale."

 

 

The likelihood  that Canada's most populous province – with about 40% of Canada's population - will use their Liquor Control Board to control the sale of recreational Marijuana has shattered the dreams of small Pot Shop owners across the province.

 

Maybe -when it's finally legalised here - NZ Post could be given exclusive license to distribute it – by mail & in PostShops, thereby saving them from their inevitable demise and keeping profits 'in house' for the Govt.

The subsidiary could be called “NZ Drug Couriers”


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