Thursday, March 8, 2018


  OTTAWA -- The federal government’s drug-impaired driving bill has taken a backseat so the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee can focus on passing its sister bill on marijuana legalization, as uncertainty remains over how to legislate and enforce ways to measure marijuana impairment.
   Determining marijuana impairment has been a major issue raised by a series of expert witnesses, including law enforcement and toxicologists who have testified at the Senate committee.
    Senators on the committee heard there is no consensus on how to determine scientifically whether a person is high behind the wheel, and what level of THC -- the main compound that causes a high -- is required to constitute impairment.

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