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Canadian trucking industry presses lawmakers for zero tolerance policy towards drivers using marijuana

  • Regulatory
Canadian trucking industry presses lawmakers for zero tolerance policy towards drivers using marijuana Photo Credit: CMElixirs

The federal government in Canada has recently proposed standards to determine what could be considered as impaired driving under the influence of marijuana. According to the current legislation, the presence of more than 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, the psychoactive component in marijuana, can classify as grounds for serious crime. However, trucking companies opine that standards should be stricter since, with marijuana, there are no obvious signs of impairment as in the case of alcohol. This makes it difficult for employers to determine if there is probable cause to test for impairment.

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