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  • 14 things to know about cannabis and trucking

    February 5, 2020 1:05PM by Kim E. Stoll

    Canada has legalized recreational cannabis, but there are still plenty of questions surrounding the drug’s use within the context of trucking. Here are 14 key takeaways you should know.

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    Online cannabis course launched

    August 7, 2018 10:44AM by John G Smith

    The Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) has unveiled a new online course covering cannabis and workplace safety, as employers prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana. The content covers issues including impairment, duty to accommodate, employer obligations, employee rights

  • Cannabis officially legal Oct. 17

    June 22, 2018 6:27PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Trudeau announced the long-awaited date this week after the Senate passed the final draft of bills regulating use and enforcement of the drug. The date

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    Smoke Screen: Testing remains in a legal vacuum

    June 11, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    July 1 has secured an unusual place in the story of marijuana. The national holiday was once reported as the deadline to legalize recreational weed. That didn’t happen, of course, but Canada Day is still left as the deadline for Ontario’s Cannabis Act, which established related rules for drivers and sellers alike. Canada’s cross-border drivers even began facing their mandated drug tests on July 1, 1996.

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

  • Government discussing a drug abuse program as legalized cannabis approaches

    March 13, 2018 5:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the Government of Canada is actively working on a policy to address marijuana impairment in the workplace. The minister sent a letter to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Railway Association