Marijuana, seen here growing in the middle of a residential street, could soon be legalized under the Trudeau Liberals. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
By: Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - The Canadian Automobile Association is lobbying for a
government-funded public education program to warn of the dangers of
cannabis-impaired driving before Canada legalizes recreational pot.
Police will also need more funding to learn how to recognize and investigate drug-impaired drivers, says the CAA.
The Liberal government has
promised to introduce legislation legalizing recreational marijuana
next spring and a committee report on the process is expected at the end
The CAA helped fund a study by the Ottawa-based Traffic
Injury Research Foundation that suggests legalization will pose
"incredible challenges" for managing pot-impaired drivers.
The study is sure to
inflame the escalating propaganda war over marijuana's harms and
benefits, because it is premised on the assumption that access to legal
cannabis will increase traffic accidents.
commissioned a poll that found almost two thirds of respondents are
worried roads will become more dangerous after legalization...http://www.brandonsun.com/national/breaking-news/canada-needs-pot-impaired-driver-education-before-legalizing-says-caa-401104685.html?thx=y