51763

CBC's Fifth Estate Story on Roadside Drug Testing

CBC's Fifth Estate Story on Roadside Drug Testing

Postby lesliepaul » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:46 pm

This past Friday, January 26th, the CBC's Fifth Estate did an excellent report on trying to determine impairment from drug or marijuana use while driving. If you did not see it, I am sure it will be repeated soon. It is an eye-opener on what many police officers are doing to determine if someone is on drugs. Several experts are interviewed and their comments are very interesting. What also is explained was what was happening on the U.S. side of the border and what our Canadian politicians think on the issue. One Canadian University professor summed up what he thought of the police being the ones making a determination on a persons condition..............."if you give some people a hammer, they see everyone around them as a nail".

At this time there are tests (blood, urine) to find traces of drugs in a persons system but NO WAY TO DETERMINE LEVEL OF IMPAIRMENT!

Worth the watch.
lesliepaul
√úbergod
 
Posts: 1046
Likes: 4 posts
Liked in: 822 posts
Joined: Aug 7th, 2011, 12:56 pm

Re: CBC's Fifth Estate Story on Roadside Drug Testing

Postby Smurf » Jan 29th, 2018, 5:10 am

Then marijuana should not be legalized in any shape or form until there are proper tests.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of changing others.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes their way.

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Smurf
Guru
 
Posts: 8935
Likes: 13331 posts
Liked in: 4830 posts
Joined: Aug 12th, 2006, 7:55 am
Location: Okanagan BC

Re: CBC's Fifth Estate Story on Roadside Drug Testing

Postby Bsuds » Jan 29th, 2018, 5:47 am

Smurf wrote:Then marijuana should not be legalized in any shape or form until there are proper tests.


Legal or not I don't think it will change who smokes and drives. They are doing it now.
Nowadays it's almost rude to ask a question without Googling it first!

3 people like this post.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 41632
Likes: 7726 posts
Liked in: 9793 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 9:46 am

Re: CBC's Fifth Estate Story on Roadside Drug Testing

Postby Chyren » Jan 29th, 2018, 6:45 am

This article clearly shows that no matter how the government paints the picture of legalization, the challenges that the police face in dealing with the realities of it are massive. Police enforce laws they don't create them.

Legalizing marijuana is far overdue, however, the public's ability to understand that "legal" doesn't mean "ok to drive" will be tested.

Blaming the cops for a program that puts the the spotlight the epic challenges we as a country will face in 2018 is silly.

Lets figure out a proper way to figure this all out with respect to impaired driving. Alcohol impaired driving laws took decades to get where it is now and people know drinking and driving is wrong.

Until then, and after all the aches and pains we as a country will go though, how about simply not smoking weed and driving?

Pretty simple solution really.
Chyren
Fledgling
 
Posts: 318
Likes: 26 posts
Liked in: 257 posts
Joined: Dec 30th, 2016, 8:45 pm

Re: CBC's Fifth Estate Story on Roadside Drug Testing

Postby jimmy4321 » Jan 29th, 2018, 5:01 pm

How does not legalizing it make the problem go away??
How do you think this country got to this point? Certainly not because it's easy politically to say let's legalize it.lol


If it remained illegal there will be NO pressure to come up with some way of detecting impairment, better laws etc.
jimmy4321
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3387
Likes: 854 posts
Liked in: 1475 posts
Joined: Jun 6th, 2010, 4:40 pm

Re: CBC's Fifth Estate Story on Roadside Drug Testing

Postby JLives » Jan 29th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Smurf wrote:Then marijuana should not be legalized in any shape or form until there are proper tests.


They will have the opportunity now to take their massive resources being used to police marijuana and put it towards actually patrolling the roads. No need to wait for a test for what might actually not be that big of a problem.
"Every dollar you spend is a vote for what you believe in."
"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."

flamingfingers likes this post.
User avatar
JLives
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 15553
Likes: 2851 posts
Liked in: 5374 posts
Joined: Nov 27th, 2004, 10:53 am


Return to Canada

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests