Over the last few weeks, certain measures regarding the consumption of drugs have come into effect.
Drivers and passengers are therefore prohibited from using cannabis or any other drugs:
Passengers are not required to keep their prescription for therapeutic cannabis with them when travelling in a vehicle. However, a peace officer may serve them a statement of offence if the passenger is unable to demonstrate that the cannabis was prescribed by a health care professional.
To find out more, visit the section Behaviours - Drugs and Medication - Myths and Facts.
These prohibitions and exceptions are complementary to Highway Safety Code measures, such as driver’s licence suspension and vehicle seizure and impoundment, which aim to discourage impaired driving, whether by drugs or by alcohol.