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Roadside drug screening pilot project praised by police, raises legal concerns

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 4:00 PM | By Amanda Jerome

A pilot project to test drug screening devices during roadside traffic stops is being hailed a success by law enforcement, but has raised some questions for criminal lawyers.

The oral fluid drug screening device pilot project was conducted by Public Safety Canada and the RCMP, in collaboration with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, due to increased concern of road safety as the legalization of marijuana looms. The project was conducted from Dec. 18, 2016, to March 6, 2017, with 1,141 oral fluid samples being...