VIDEO: B.C. to develop own regulations on driving while high on marijuana, minister says

Public Safety Minister Mike Morris weighs in on the news that Ottawa is set to consider a bill on marijuana legalization next month.




B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Morris has weighed on reports that the Trudeau government plans to table a bill next month on legalizing marijuana.

RELATED: Plan for marijuana law reported to come before ‘Weed Day’ April 20

On Tuesday, he spoke reporters at an event in Surrey about how police in this province will enforce the law, since that and a number of other areas are at each province’s discretion.

Morris said officers will look to use some kind of screening device to test drivers who are suspected of driving while high.

“It’s just a matter of getting a device that’s handy enough that a police officer can use it roadside to make that determination,” he said, adding he has visited Washington and Colorado to see how legalization was rolled out there.

A prototype for such a device is expected to be ready before the drug becomes legal, which is expected to be before July 1, 2018.

The provinces must also decide the legal age to purchase marijuana, how the drug will be distributed, and how much it will cost.


@ashwadhwaniashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.caLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Abbotsford United Churches hold tree-planting

Public invited to event on Saturday, April 20

UFV directing class presents The Devised Theatre Showcase

Production runs April 24 to 26 at Abbotsford campus

Mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

UFV wrestling program suspends operations

Team model scrapped, individual athletes will still be supported by the school

VIDEO: Iron Assassin’s Demolition Derby sets new Abbotsford Centre record

Debut event sells over 1,000 tickets at the door on Saturday

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Rats available for adoption in Vancouver

In a social media post the City of Vancouver says you can adopt a rat for $5.

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Crews battle Burnaby blaze; 2 people sent to hospital

Emergency Support Services helping residents displaced by fire

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Most Read