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Mary J 101: What really happens to you when you consume cannabis?

July 11, 2018 by elizabeth

Legal cannabis in Canada now has a birth date. As governments, law enforcement, and fleets gear up for Oct. 17, we’re looking at what happens when you consume a cannabis product.

Pop culture would have you believe you’ll get a little lazy, a little giggly, and you’ll be reaching for your favorite snack. But what happens really? And, more importantly, how does it affect your ability to drive?

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Ulch wants alcohol interlocks in all trucks

May 31, 2018 by John Smith

ST. MARYS, Ont. – Ian Parsons says he has never driven while drunk. There’s no DUI on his record, and he’s a firm believer in Ontario’s zero-tolerance policy around commercial vehicles and alcohol. If someone has been drinking, he doesn’t want them anywhere near a highway…

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DUI will mean stricter penalties in Ontario

September 20, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Stricter penalties for young, novice, and commercial divers caught operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol are coming to Ontario.
Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced the new measures Sept. 18 ahead of the legalization of marijuana nation-wide next July.
The government says it will have zero tolerance for those caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol for those drivers under the age of 21, those without a full “G” or “M” class license under Ontario’s graduated licensing system, and commercial drivers.

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Ontario to fine high drivers as of Oct. 2

September 30, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – As of Oct. 2., Ontario drivers deemed to be high behind the wheel will face fines that match those in place for drunk driving.

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Trucker Busted With 52 Kg. of Coke in Rig

July 31, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO – A 26-year-old Toronto truck driver faces drug charges after border officials found 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine hidden in his rig earlier this week.

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Canada cracks down on smoking cessation drug

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — After concern was raised last spring in the U.S. regarding an anti-smoking drug, Health Canada is set to update its advisory label for the same drug.

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Warrant not needed for truck searches: Judge

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REGINA — Despite not obtaining a search warrant, the Supreme Court of Canada said the seizure of nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and a large stash of money in Saskatchewan was within the law.

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Drug detection training lacking at border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, Ont. — A trucker was convicted recently for smuggling cocaine across the border, despite some confusion in the way Canada Border Services Agency officers kept track of the seized items.