Last fall, the Government of Alberta passed An Act to Reduce Cannabis and Alcohol-Impaired Driving. As part of this bill, new impaired driving laws came into effect on April 9, 2018.
These new laws include:
– zero tolerance for cannabis or illegal drugs in the blood stream of GDL drivers, in addition to alcohol
– immediate 90-day licence suspension for impaired drivers, followed by participation in a one-year ignition interlock program
Proposed new blood drug concentration limits will come into effect later this year after federal legislation to legalize cannabis and update the Criminal Code receives Royal Assent. For more information, click on Impaired Driving Law Changes