A sound method for testing for THC and impairment also needs to be determined so police can enforce the regulations that come out.
That from Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill just over a week after the Liberal government unveiled their framework for legalizing pot. The framework includes regulations for how much marijuana people can grow, but leaves it to the provinces to determine where it can be distributed and the age people can purchase pot. Weighill says they can use a saliva test right now, but that just comfirms there is THC in one's system, not how much or how impaired they are. Medical marijuana in Canada starts with very little to no THC and progresses to a THC level of around 9.4%. Other forms of marijuana include THC levels above 20%.Some of the major concerns with marijuana include a loss of peripheral vision, slower reaction times, troubles with balance and motor coordination. Weighill believes the public's view that police won't be keeping a close eye on them is a fallacy because they will be in charge of enforcing regulations on the drug. He also feels the black market could be a problem if it starts undercutting dispensaries that legally sell the drug.