MADD Atlantic Issues a Warning Over Marijuana-Based Impaired Driving

Article by Ben Cousins, The Chronicle Herald

Susan MacAskill, Atlantic Chapter services manager for MADD, says Nova Scotia needs a marijuana-based impaired driving law. Nova Scotia could be only unregulated province

If the province isn’t careful, Nova Scotia could be the only one in the country without laws regulating marijuana-based impaired driving.

Susan MacAskill of the Atlantic Chapter of MADD Canada says each province will have to update their Motor Vehicle Act when marijuana becomes legal, but so far Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are the only provinces not to lay down the groundwork.

“Every province is waiting for what the federal government framework is going to look like, but . . . with the exception of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, there hasn’t been any activity in these two provinces,” she said in a phone interview Tuesday.

MacAskill said just this week New Brunswick set a timeline where they’ll have the framework ready for December or early in 2018.

Volunteers with MADD Nova Scotia have been meeting with elected officials in the province and even gave a presentation to the Liberal Caucus last July.

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