Today, Ontario Minister of Transportation delivered remarks at the arrive alive DRIVE SOBER conference, focusing on protecting youth, supporting law enforcement and ensuring road safety within the province's tightly controlled cannabis market.
The recent passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act demonstrates the government's commitment to:
- Protect Ontario's youth by ensuring cannabis remains out of the hands of people under the age of 19
- Protect Ontario's roads and ensure police enforce strict rules against drug-impaired driving
- Combat the illegal market and provide consumers with a legal choice.
In June, 2018, the province passed 'Zero means Zero' tolerance measures targeting young, novice and commercial drivers - these drivers must have no presence of alcohol, cannabis or any other drug that impairs driving.