WINNIPEG – With the legalization of marijuana coming soon, the province of Manitoba is proposing changes to the Highway Traffic Act.
Legislation revealed today would allow for 24-hour license suspension if an officer believes the driver is high.
It would create an offence for consuming pot in a moving vehicle and force pot to be stored in a secure spot that isn’t accessible while the car is moving, essentially the same rules that surround open liquor.
Similar rules and restrictions would apply to those driving off-road vehicles.
Justice Minister Heather Stefanson explained that these interim measures would be re-assessed if new roadside tests for drug improvement are approved for use in Canada.
The legislation would also update other acts once pot is legal, namely the Public Schools Act. Even though pot would be legal, the act would still state that students could face discipline for having pot with them or if they’re high while at school.