Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis-impaired driving since the legalization of the substance back in October.
Police forces, provincial and territorial Crowns were questioned and while some said it was too early to provide data, others said initial numbers and anecdotal impressions suggest stoned driving isn’t on the rise.
Official’s say that even though there isn’t a rise in impaired drivers, there still needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed.
Kennebecasis Regional Police Force Sargent Joe Cantelo has had three impaired driving charges in his community since but, they have had all been due to alcohol.
When using cannabis, driving isn’t the best thing to do. Police are urging the public to educate themselves on driving after using cannabis so this number can stay at a minimum.