The Thunder Bay Police Service now has a plan in place to deal with drivers once cannabis become legal October 17th.
Constable Mark Cattani explains officers will rely on a trained sobriety tester to determine a driver’s fitness to be behind the wheel.
Cattani tells us that does not include using any equipment that can detect cannabis in a driver’s system since they aren’t certain how reliable it may be and if the results will “survive challenges in the courts” if a case comes before a judge.
He says once it’s determined the driver may be impaired, he will be taken to the police station for further testing.
Catanni predicts it the whole process could take “two hours and beyond.”