Alberta Making Rules to Match With Federal Marijuana Legalization Plan

Normally, an Alberta driver caught with a blood alcohol level over .08 has also had their driver’s licence suspended until the case was resolved in court, but a recent Alberta Court of Appeal ruling said that penalty was unfair and unconstitutional.

Under the bill, it will now be a fixed-term suspension of 90 days, but it could be extended to a year if the driver doesn’t agree to participate in an ignition interlock program, at a cost of $1,400.

There is currently zero tolerance for any alcohol in the system of a new driver in Alberta, and that ban will be extended to marijuana.

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SOURCE: Bennett, D. (November 14, 2017). Alberta introducing rules to align with federal cannabis legalization plan. CTV News. The Canadian Press. http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/alberta-introducing-rules-to-align-with-federal-cannabis-legalization-plan-1.3677998

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