Blood tests for THC are less accurate than those measuring alcohol in impaired drivers, experts say, raising questions about how police will enforce stiff new penalties when the government legalizes marijuana.
Civil rights groups are worried that parts of the Liberal government’s recent recreational marijuana bill will give police sweeping new powers to combat impaired driving that will violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ protections against unreasonable searches.
Landlords are expressing concern about the federal government’s plan to legalize the growing of marijuana in homes, saying it presents a safety risk, may bother other tenants and could damage their properties.
With the federal government unveiling a plan to legalize marijuana before July, 2018, one expert in youth mental health says the key to talking to children about pot use is to keep the conversation open and honest.
Some teens say their likelihood of using weed hasn't changed since the Liberal government announced details of its legalization plan -- though they say it's made them more aware of information on both sides of the debate.
The Liberal government's long-awaited announcement to legalize marijuana was met with mixed reaction. Some hailed the bill as an end of pot prohibition while others criticized restrictions within the bill.