On October 17, 2019, cannabis-infused products become legal for purchase and sale in Canada. These include: Edibles - cookies, brownies, candies, and beverages. Extracts - vape cartridges, tinctures, waxes, and oils. Topicals - creams, lotions, and balms The same federal and provincial/territorial laws and regulations that apply to dried (smoked) cannabis, also apply to edibles, [...]
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The number of drug impaired diving offences have risen significantly in the province since 2008. The Growth Op July 26, 2019 Data released by Statistics Canada Monday shows the number of drug impaired driving offences in Saskatchewan increased in 2018 — and has been climbing steadily overall since 2008. In 2008, 4.2 offences occurred per [...]
CBC News February 20, 2019 All licence holders, managers, employers will need to take 4-hour online course The groups behind Ontario's first cannabis retail training certification revealed details of the program in Toronto on Wednesday. The CannSell certificate will be mandatory for all managers, employees and licence holders planning to work in one of the [...]
The Toronto Star February 7, 2019 It will take four hours of online training before employees can step behind the counter of a pot shop in this province. That’s the average length of time a mandatory course known as CannSell will take prospective workers in Ontario’s forthcoming cannabis stores to complete, its builders say. Created [...]
CBC News Nov 29, 2018 Sudbury police launched their festive ride check campaign on Wednesday and this year, police will be tasked with also checking for cannabis use or consumption. During the Christmas season, the police increase the number of R.I.D.E. checks they conduct around the region. Now, they've expanded their scope to check for [...]
Edmonton Sun November 2, 2018 The threat of cannabis-impaired driving has Mothers Against Drunk Driving “deeply concerned” about the impacts it could have on the province’s roads. “Society has not yet bought in that impaired is impaired, whether it’s from alcohol or drugs,” Amanda Sawatzky said at Edmonton city police headquarters Friday for the launch [...]
The legalization of recreation cannabis in Canada in 2018 led to new laws and penalties around driving under the influence of cannabis (and other drugs), new screening and testing measures to detect impaired drivers and new education and awareness efforts to emphasize the risks and consequences of driving high. Here, MADD Canada answers some of [...]
Chronicle Herald August 7, 2018 There are many different answers out there about how long one should wait after smoking up before its safe to get behind the wheel, ranging from four hours to a full day. Health Canada says that, unlike alcohol, the existing scientific evidence does not provide general guidance to drivers about [...]
VOCM May 29, 2018 The President of MADD Canada is pleased with new road safety laws surrounding cannabis which becomes legal this year. Patricia Hynes-Coates says the province’s initiative and proposed legislation are leading the country. She says the laws announced yesterday are some of the strongest laws in the country, second only to PEI, [...]