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Proposed impaired driving laws could lead to ‘criminalizing’ some pot users, lawyers say

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 9:02 AM | By Terry Davidson

A letter to Ottawa from lawyers panning proposed Criminal Code changes around marijuana use and impaired driving highlights the need for evidence-based legislation, not “gut reaction” policy that would criminalize the innocent and beat down the disadvantaged, says a signee.

The letter, endorsed by more than 50 lawyers, is the latest response to the Canadian government’s continued legislative plans that would see a possible “legal limit” criminal charge for drivers caught behind the wheel while having as little as 2 nanograms (ngs) of THC — the...