As we inch closer to marijuana legalization on October 17th B.C.’s Public Safety minister still has concerns around enforcement.
Mike Farnworth says topping his list of unanswered questions is what device will be used to test for drug impaired drivers, something he is still waiting to hear from the Feds about.
“We still have concerns, we still have a lot of questions concerning drug impaired driving and exactly the kind of technology and the equipment required under Bill C46. Having said that, drug impaired driving is against the law today, and it will continue to be against the law. The methods for determination that the police currently have will still be there come October 17th.”
Farnworth says out of the gate police will have to use a standard roadside sobriety test or a blood test at the police station to crack down on drug impaired driving.
He says work is also well underway within his ministry to form a new marijuana enforcement branch to police the various stores.