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Cannabis legalization might be contributor to higher drug impaired driving offences: Stats Canada

2019/07/26|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Oral test needed to nab pot-impaired drivers: MADD

2018/12/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canoe December 9, 2018 Don’t expect to see a spike in the number of pot-impaired drivers busted by police until oral tests are used to catch stoned motorists, cautions the head of MADD Canada. Andrew Murie said most police forces have not purchased oral testing equipment for pot. “There has only been one oral fluid [...]

City’s police chief uncomfortable with public pot smoking

2018/10/22|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Sarnia Journal October 22, 2018 Sarnia’s police chief wants tighter restrictions on where cannabis can be consumed. “I don’t want to see someone walking down Christina Street smoking marijuana, and I don’t want it in our parks,” said Chief Norm Hansen. “I don’t see it as a positive thing for our community.” Bill 36, which [...]

MADD aims to hammer home message in wake of pot legalization

2018/10/21|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Timmins Daily Press October 21, 2018 Local MADD and Timmins Police officials are hoping the pattern of increased traffic collisions that followed the legalization of cannabis in certain U.S. states doesn’t repeat itself here. According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released late last week, the frequency of collision insurance claims [...]

How long should you wait after smoking pot before driving? ‘No magic number,’ says MADD

2018/10/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News October 17, 2018 It may be legal to smoke pot, but driving under the influence of pot could get you in trouble if you're considered impaired. However, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is worried that the rules are a little fuzzy. Eric Dumschat, legal counsel for MADD, said the organization can only give [...]

Training sellers of cannabis to keep people safe

2017/12/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC – All In A Day With Alan Neal December 7, 2017

Lift partners with MADD Canada for first of its kind cannabis retail training program

2017/11/21|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , , |

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – November 20, 2017 - Lift Co Ltd. (“Lift”) is pleased to announce the first retail training certification program for frontline staff in Canada’s upcoming cannabis retailers, with several modules being created in partnership with MADD Canada (“MADD”). Leveraging over three years of operational experience and its proprietary data, Lift is developing [...]

MADD manager says legalization of marijuana is going to create significant issues

2017/07/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.EI. - Police need more powers to battle impaired drivers, says Susan MacAskill. The regional manager of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says the legalization of marijuana next year is going to create a whole new challenge for law enforcement, and governments need to act soon. “Our federal government needs to have legislative framework [...]

MADD welcomes impaired driving rules attached to pot legalization

2017/04/18|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

PA Now April 18, 2017 The president of MADD Prince Albert has faith the ramped-up impaired driving laws attached to the legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada will work to address a possible spike in drug-impaired driving. With the federal government's legalization plan came new actions, if passed, to curb drug impaired drivers through the [...]

MADD Canada concerned about pot legalization

2016/11/30|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , |

CTV November 30, 2016 MADD Canada says it will face new concerns when marijuana becomes legalized. CTV’s Mike Cameron has more.