CARDING – I THINK THE PROBLEM IS: that most people don’t understand what it is. You’re sitting in the park or outside of your house or in your car in a parking lot talking to someone – minding your own business and doing nothing illegal – when the police approach you, demand you identify yourself, explain and justify what you’re doing and perhaps even search you. Their uniform, authoritarian tone of voice and demeanour and veiled threat intimidate you into compliance. They have no authority to do this but prudence suggests you should comply. They record who you are, where you were, when you were there, what you were doing and who you were with so they can compare this information in past and future crimes investigations.
- DRUNK DRIVING AND IMMIGRATION – “New amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada mean foreign nationals and permanent residents convicted of impaired driving can now be deemed inadmissible and could face deportation.”
- WEEKEND JAIL SENTENCES –> OVERCROWDING –> SECURITY CONCERNS –> LOCKDOWN
- WHY DO WE EQUATE THE IMPAIRING EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA? “A significant limitation of these studies is the inability to assess the level of driver impairment, as the complex pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids pose a challenge to establishing a universally accepted and scientifically valid standard of cannabis impairment,”
- OCTOBER 17, 2018
- IT’S ALL OVER BUT SETTING THE DATE – Both the House of Commons and the Senate approved the Cannabis Act. Legal sales are likely to begin before the end of summer.