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Impaired Driving: Don't toke and drive

Impaired Driving: Don't toke and drive

Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal injury and death in Canada.  While Cannabis has been legalized in Canada, driving under its influence is never permitted. This is because just like any drug or alcohol, Cannabis affects your reaction time, and judgement making it much more likely for a driver under the influence to crash or cause injury. In response to legalization of Cannabis, BC introduced new impairment laws that are the strictest and most punishing in the entire country. We summarized the penalties in the graphic below: Although penalties may differ from province to province, driving under the...

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Alcohol Versus Cannabis: Why it may be time to make a switch

Alcohol Versus Cannabis: Why it may be time to make a switch

With cannabis now legalized in Canada, many are beginning to consider its use for the first time. These prospective marijuana smokers will weigh cannabis use against alcohol consumption... but how do the two truly compare? Both are recreation drugs, and intoxicants. But cannabis had several key differences to alcohol, including its extensive use as a medicinal drug, something its counterpart cannot promote.     One of the most stark differences is in single use comparisons. Alcohol is toxic and overdoses can result in death.  In the USA roughly 80,000 deaths per year are linked directly to alcohol overdose, while 0 deaths have...

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Legalization in Canada: What does it mean?

Legalization in Canada: What does it mean?

On October 17th, 2018 use of Cannabis will be legalized in Canada, but what does that mean?  Well the answer is slightly complicated.  When the federal government legalized cannabis earlier this year, it left the provinces in charge of how it will be sold and where consumers can smoke it. From there local governments also have their own by-laws and regulations about whether it can be sold and where it can be consumed. Local municipalities control the rules about where cannabis can be smoked, and so it will differ even within a province. Some points are somewhat constant across the...

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