Cannabis Survey Reveals Misconceptions among Canadian Users

  • February 13, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • cannabis, car accident, car accident lawyer, impaired driving, marijuana, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
The Canadian Cannabis Survey, conducted by Health Canada between March and May, 2017, and released in December, revealed some troubling misconceptions held by Canada’s marijuana users. In particular, it found that ‘only half of respondents who had consumed cannabis in the last year felt that marijuana use affects driving,’ the National Post reported.  The findings
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Legislative changes decriminalizing impaired driving are a possibility in Ontario

  • February 6, 2018
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, drunk driving, impaired driving, Ontario car accident lawyers, Personal Injury Lawyer, road safety, Will Davidson LLP,
In 2010, the British Columbia government enacted legislation that partially decriminalized drunk driving. Police officers were given power under the new rules to decide whether to file criminal charges or levy administrative sanctions against individuals who blew over the limit. Most first-time offenders were not charged, but had their licenses suspended for 90 days. After
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Ontario introduces new impaired driving laws ahead of marijuana legalization

  • October 17, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • car accident, car accident lawyer, drug impaired driving, impaired driving, marijuana legalization, Ontario personal injury lawyer, personal injury, Personal Injury Lawyer, Toronto personal injury lawyer, Will Davidson LLP,
The Province of Ontario is preparing for the legalization of recreational marijuana in July 2018. In early September, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government announced plans to restrict province-wide marijuana sales to 150 LCBO-style dispensaries, prompting exhaustive debate. Then, on September 18, Queen’s Park unveiled “even tougher” impaired driving laws that have generally been applauded by
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How can we stop distracted driving from becoming the new drunk driving?

  • February 21, 2017
  • by Will Davidson LLP
  • automobile accident, car accident, car accident lawyers, car crash, distracted driving, drunk driving, impaired driving, motor vehicle accident, personal injury lawyers, texting and driving, Will Davidson LLP,
In August of last year, 38 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted driving in Ontario, compared to just 19 killed in impaired driving accidents. This scenario is becoming more and more common across Canada, as rates of drunk driving steadily fall and distracted driving becomes a more serious issue. In response to this
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