Starting Wednesday, October 17th marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. Doesn’t matter if you are using it or not, cannabis is coming, it is already here and as of today, it is sold in your local stores and online. People are still debating if it is good for Canada, what effect will it have on the youth and if it was the right decision to legalize it, we have to face the fact – cannabis is legal.
Everyone understands the legal means it is ok to buy and sell marijuana, but the law is a law, there are limits and regulations. Of course, not everyone cares to read and understand the law, or just chose to not follow it, but consequences are real.
A 20-year-old Thompson man has been arrested for impaired driving only a day after the legalization of cannabis. Thompson RCMP was at a check stop at the intersection of Cree Road and Deerwood Drive early Thursday morning, when they noticed an SUV make a sudden turn away from the check stop.
Police cruiser persuaded the vehicle, stopped it and the driver, who admitted to using cannabis, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. He was taken to a medical facility for a blood test.
Of course, it is against the law to use cannabis while driving or drive when under influence. It is completely up to every adult now to decide if they would like to buy and use marijuana, even share with adult friends. Let’s all be smart and responsible and make the best out of the cannabis legalization.