The legalization of marijuana is just months away, but there are still many questions surrounding how impaired driving while high will be policed.
Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor says they are continuing to make the investments needed to ensure that police are equipped to deal with that issue.
“Our police agencies have been doing this type of work for a number of years. This isn’t something that is just starting in July or August or September of 2018. I have the full faith and trust in our police agencies that they have the tools and skills needed to effectively do their job.”
She says she is confident that police will get an additional training that is needed.
“We will continue to make the investments to ensure that they receive any additional training that is going to be needed. We are certainly rolling out those services and training programs to ensure that police agencies and RCMP officials will be equipped to deal with that issue,” Petitpas-Taylor says.
Petitpas-Taylor says she is confident that they will be able to meet their objectives and deadlines for the legalization of cannabis..