WINNIPEG — Canadians are worried legalizing marijuana will make driving more dangerous, according to a CAA poll.
The poll surveyed 2012 people and found 63 per cent of them are concerned roads will become less safe if marijuana is legalized.
Another finding showed 26 per cent of respondents aged 18-34 believe drivers perform the same or better while under the influence of marijuana.
A separate study commissioned by CAA also released today said there will be substantial costs associated with implementing enforcement, data collection and education initiatives associated with the legalization of marijuana.
CAA is calling for federally funded education programs and more resources for law enforcement to confront the issue of drivers using marijuana.
The federal government has said it will attempt to legalize marijuana next year.
– Global News Reporter Sean Leslie