A number of Canadian drivers have been busted for having weed in there cars lately.
Since legalization, a big focus has been put on the consequences of driving high. What many Canadians might not realize though is even if you’re completely sober, you can still be charged for having weed in the car.
Just like alcohol, you can’t have weed or loose joints in the car anywhere,especially not anywhere that’s accessible to the driver. It doesn’t have to be in its original packaging but it does have to be in a completely sealed container or Ziploc bag. It is also illegal for passengers in a car to smoke or otherwise consume cannabis.
After a number of charges being laid in Canada recently, Police are now warning people about how to drive with weed legally. They say the best place for it is sealed, in a bag, and in the trunk, where it would be the least accessible to anyone in the car, including the driver.
There are some harsh penalties for breaking these laws in Canada, in most cases, it’s a steep fine. In Ontario, for example, drivers caught with open pot in their car will be fined $2,000 and in Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia,Manitoba,Nunavu this fine is around $2300. Meanwhile, in Nova Scotia, a driver was charged $2950 for having open weed. In Manitoba, another person was charged over $2700 for having consumed cannabis in a car.
In all provinces of Canada daily RIDE checks are continuing throughout the entire month.