Saskatoon’s Police Chief says concern regarding impaired driving has been expressed after a federal task force on legalized recreational marijuana released a framework report Tuesday.
It recommends storefront and mail-order sales to Canadians 18 and older, with personal growing limits of four plans per person.
The report also suggests a study to determine links between pot-impaired driving and traffic collisions.
However, when it comes to tracking how much marijuana is in a driver’s body, Chief Clive Weighill says blood tests for drivers will take too long to process.
He says swab tests won’t help either.
Weighill says officers will need to assess physical signs of marijuana impairment, such as glassy eyes, incoordination, and the driver fumbling with their license when they hand it to them.
He also is concerned that a driver could be below the limit for both alcohol and marijuana impairment, but the combination of the two could lead to impairment.