Public Safety Canada: Announcement On Enforcement of Illegal Cannabis

Public Safety Canada: Announcement On Enforcement of Illegal Cannabis

Law Enforcement Related to Cannabis Background The Cannabis Act, which sets out the legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis across Canada, came into force on October 17, 2018. The two overarching objectives of the framework are to displace the illegal market and to keep cannabis out of the hands of youth. In advance of cannabis legalization, the impaired-driving regime in Canada’s Criminal Code was changed to include the addition of three new offences with regard to concentrations of drugs in the blood in excess of set limits within two hours of driving; corresponding penalties; and authorization for police to use approved oral fluid drug screeners. Public Safety (PS) is supporting efforts to enforce the legalization and regulation of cannabis through activities to deter criminal activity and to help ensure that organized crime does not penetrate the legalized system. PS is also leading the implementation of the new drug-impaired driving regime, particularly in the context of cannabis legalization, through research, standardizing data collection and reporting practices, raising public awareness about the dangers of drug-impaired driving, and administering contribution funds to provinces and territories (PTs) to increase law enforcement capacity to detect and deter drug-impaired driving. Current Status PS has been working with PTs on enhancing training and trainer capacity to increase the number of front-line officers able to administer Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluations, and taking SFST Refresher courses, as well as on procuring approved drug screening devices. As of October 1, 2019,…

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