What Does Legalizing Pot Mean For Ontario Drivers?

With the legalization of Cannabis in Canada, there are some significant changes to driving laws.

The Feds have passed bill C-46 which outlines new regulations with respect to having THC in your system when driving.

1) 2 to 5 nanograms per milliliter in your blood while driving is treated as a summary offense with fines of up to $1000.00

2) If police suspect that you are impaired, they can conduct a roadside test (note that as of this post, there is approved equipment for police to conduct road side tests).

Ontario is even tougher!

As of July 1, 2018 — commercial drivers or young and novice drivers with alcohol or drugs in their system, in any amount, can result in an immediate license suspension.

Of course, for anybody who has taken our driving course can attest, we always strongly advise our students to completely abstain from drugs or alcohol when driving.