Canada approves roadside saliva test for cannabis that doesn't measure impairment

If someone has THC in their system and isn't high, they could still be prosecuted under Bill C-46
The Georgia Straight (Canada)
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The federal government says that "combatting impaired driving is a top priority". But today, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould approved a roadside cannabis test that doesn't measure impairment, yet will still lead to criminal charges against motorists. The Dräger DrugTest 5000 reader works with the Dräger DrugTest 5000 STK-CA (collection kit) to detect the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cocaine, and methamphetamine. It does this with a saliva test, which will be administered by law-enforcement officers. Vancouver lawyer Sarah Leamon questioned the effectiveness of the Dräger DrugTest 5000 in assessing impairment.