There are muddy waters ahead for marijuana legalization when it comes to a person’s constitutional rights.
Saskatoon criminal defence lawyer Ron Piché explains that if police stop a person driving while suspected to be impaired by marijuana, officers can perform a saliva test.
If it’s positive, the driver is taken to the police station for a blood sample.
As the proposed Criminal Code additions stand now, if someone was found with 2 to 5 nanograms of marijuana in their system, it would mean a criminal record, a fine of up to $1-thousand and a driving prohibition.
If it’s 5 nanograms or more, the charges are increased.