Impaired Driving With Marijuana

Pot in Peterborough: There's a haze over the province's cannabis plan

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 05:52
A legal pot shop will open in Peterborough this summer and what a report that goes to city council Monday night reveals is that most of the local impacts are still unknown. One concern ... City police can't say at this point what those costs might be, or how big an issue pot-impaired driving might become.

Caution is in order on marijuana: LaSor

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:52
We see law enforcement statistics from states like Colorado — which has more experience with cannabis than we do — showing increased arrests associated with marijuana use, including impaired driving and violent crime. And that does not take into account the long-term health effects of cannabis ...

York police release 'incredibly disappointing' 2017 impaired driving stats

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:00
The latter charges are up 21 per cent from 2016, and 90 per cent from 2015. Toronto Police Services and Peel Regional Police are expected to release their impaired driving statistics next week. Chief Eric Jolliffe says the numbers are alarming given the legalization of marijuana in Canada scheduled for ...

Class Assails Pennsylvania for Linking Drug Crimes, Driving

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:41
Convicted of marijuana-related crimes last year, the lead plaintiffs joined the 149,000 Pennsylvania drivers whose licenses were suspended between 2011 ... Against Drunk Driving, said the group “does not take a position on laws and offenses that are unrelated to impaired driving or underage drinking.

Labelle gets 1 to 3 years for DWI

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:41
Troy Labelle, 24, was arrested on March 9, 2016, at about 10:49 p.m., on I-90 for driving while impaired by marijuana and heroin and while his license was suspended or revoked. State Police saw him driving erratically at the toll plaza in Guilderland. When he was stopped, Labelle had signs of ...

How long to abstain from pot before hitting the road? Alberta researchers tackle the question

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:26
The effects of alcohol on driving are easily measured but roadside testing for marijuana is still in the development phase. ... and Dr. Alexander Penney at MacEwan University — are also examining how the duration and frequency of use, and the age of the user, may contribute to impairment levels.

Amnesty for marijuana busts mulled as Liberals' London cabinet retreat continues

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:11
"We've had a law in place for 90 years, 100 years, that has proven to be an abject failure," he said, pointing to high rates of marijuana use, impaired driving and links to organized crime. The cabinet retreat and Trudeau's stop in London come amid a cross-country town hall tour where the prime minister ...

Should impaired driving be decriminalized?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:56
Marie Police Service Chief Robert Keetch says he is interested in news from British Columbia which shows the reported number of impaired driving ... available to officers, one being training in Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), which will enable front line officers to spot marijuana impairment, along ...

As legal pot nears, employers in dangerous fields lack clear standards, rules on testing

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:22
The TTC's tests for THC are based on saliva, unlike the proposed federal impaired driving rules for cannabis, which will measure THC levels in blood. The TTC based its 10 ng/ml standard on U.S. rules for lack of any Canadian standard to go by, Ross says. “Due to the absence of legislation in Canada, ...

Albany man charged with felony DWAI, marijuana possession, on Thruway

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:26
Hand was charged with three misdemeanor counts of drug possession, a felony for driving while ability impaired by drugs with a prior conviction within 10 years, a felony of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor for criminal ...

Police target marijuana users at DUI checkpoint

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:22
Thursday's checkpoint is the second one to be set up since January 1st, when recreational marijuana became legal. A device called the Drager 5000 will be used to fight impaired driving by using saliva swabs to test for drugs in an individual's system. San Diego police debuted the tool in March of last ...

EDITORIAL: Facts on drinking and driving are still necessary

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:26
And the legalization of marijuana later this year is doubtless going to result in a new slew of impairment studies. That's why we continue to welcome – even urge – the continued release of seasonal and annual statistics on impaired driving by our local police. While the grimmer figures are always hard to ...


Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:41
Kyleif Leandre Moore, 20, 1672 Freedom Drive, Kinston, Jan. ... 3, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a sch I controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, ... 1, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked.

Stoned Drivers Help Oakland Company Test Marijuana Breathalyzers

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:30
As a result, the roadside test for pot use is prone to human error, which is an issue of increasing importance as more impaired drivers hit the road in the wake of pot's legalization in California and other states. Enter Hound Labs, an Oakland-based startup developing a new type of breathalyzer that the ...

Don't Drive Or Ride While Stoned!

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:30
As such, a new state law makes illegal smoking marijuana while driving, even as a passenger. The Mercury News reports. Officials fear that with the legalization of recreational marijuana, driving while stoned will become more common. While alcohol-impaired driving is still more dangerous and more ...

Peterborough council to begin discussions on cannabis legalization on Monday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:52
“The Peterborough Police Service has indicated that it is too early to identify any issues that may arise once cannabis is legal in the Province. The main concern among the Peterborough Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police is with an increase in impaired driving as they are aware of such ...

Pot law renews industry call for drug testing of commercial drivers

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:18
The federal government's push to legalize recreational marijuana is raising concerns within the insurance industry about commercial auto safety and eliciting calls for random drug testing among commercial drivers. Once marijuana is legal, this will “have an impact on the balance between privacy and ...

Education campaign needed to deter drugged driving

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:45
Twenty-nine per cent of users said being stoned did not impact their driving. Twelve per cent of pot users couldn't tell if there was any difference between their ability to drive stoned or sober. “That is a concern and puts safety at risk,” CAA spokesperson Teresa Di Felice told Canadian Press. “There are ...

Canada Seen as Safe Haven for Cannabis Investors as US AG Launches Strike Against Industry

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:00
Among other stipulations, these included safeguarding public health, particularly from the risk of impaired driving, and preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors and to states where it remains illegal. Now under his indictment that the Cole Memo “undermines the rule of law,” the AG has left a ...

2017: less crime, more drugs

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:03
There were a total of 347 drug abuse offenses in 2017, an increase of 81 incidents from 2016. “That's an enormous amount of people out there driving drunk,” Hetrick said. One drug still hails as the source of Bowling Green's number one drug offense: marijuana. “Marijuana is still king here,” Hetrick said.