Trudeau Government Can’t Say How Much Pot Is Too Much To Drive

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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While pushing full speed ahead on legalizing recreational marijuana, the Trudeau government can’t say how much of the drug makes someone too stoned to drive.

According to CBC News, a draft report released Friday on how marijuana is concentrated in the body does not state how much consumption will push a user over the legal limit to drive — as the blood alcohol content rating clearly states.

“It should be noted that THC [the impairment-inducing drug in marijuana] is a more complex molecule than alcohol and the science is unable to provide general guidance to drivers about how much cannabis can be consumed before it is unsafe to drive or before the proposed levels would be exceeded,” explains an executive summary of the report.

The government recommends that “the safest approach for anyone who chooses to consume cannabis is to not mix their consumption with driving.”

But the spokesperson and co-director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a Vancouver-based drug-education advisory council, called the report “nonsensical” and “politically-driven.”

“Of course it is possible to determine how much marijuana makes you impaired. In Colorado, the state clearly says that 18 mg of marijuana consumed leads to impairment,” Pamela McColl told The Daily Caller on Saturday.

McColl also pointed to a report authored by Dr. Rebecca Hartman — “Cannabis Effects on Driving Skills” — that she described as “foundational” in marijuana research.

”This is another example of why Trudeau’s legalization bill has so many loopholes you could drop a truck through them,” McColl said, adding that, with this report, the government is inviting an endless series of legal challenges to marijuana-induced impaired driving charges.

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