Thursday, May 17, 2018

Marijuana & Drivers

There is something I feel I need to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It's not about me personally, even though I live in Canada.  It's about what our government has done and is in the process of doing.

Here's a link to an article by cbc.ca that is entitled, Liberals to table legal defense of crackdown on impaired drivinghttp://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/impaired-driving-legislation-legal-challenges-1.4086439.

Hopefully, you read the article.  If you did, you'll know it stated this information (I copied/pasted):

The Liberal government will soon table a defense of its sweeping reforms on drug and alcohol-impaired driving in Canada.
The charter statement will explain why Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould believes the legislation upholds Canadians' constitutional rights. It was scheduled to be tabled in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon, but has been delayed due to a late change in the minister's schedule.
The bill was tabled last month at the same time as legislation to legalize marijuana, and includes tougher penalties and new powers for police to demand mandatory roadside breath samples. The government has maintained it is charter-proof, but many legal experts say new provisions go too far and violate fundamental rights.
Edmonton-based defence lawyer Steve Smith expects the bill will face a swift series of challenges, of which many will be successful. One of the biggest will come to a proposed mandatory roadside breath sample, on the grounds it breaches Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.
The bill could ultimately "rise or fall" under a test around Section 1 of the charter, which allows imposed limits to an individual's rights as justified for the public good, Smith said. 
Right now, an officer must have reasonable grounds to suspect a driver is impaired before demanding a breathalyzer. Under the bill, anyone could be required to blow after being lawfully stopped in their car.

Mandatory breath sample

"They can make a demand for a breath sample without having any reason to believe there is any alcohol in the person's body at all. They can do essentially random roadside tests on drivers," Smith said. 
Wow!  If this actually happens, I'll be happy.

Why?

Well, in the past, when my husband was alive, we actually phoned the police to report seeing some people driving and smoking marijuana while driving.  At that time, we found out that the police didn't take much effort in checking out whether or not the drivers were basically impaired by smoking marijuana while driving.

To be honest with you, I'm glad this may happen where roadside tests may be able to be done.  However, I am not happy that marijuana has or will become legal to use, here in Canada, just as our Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised during the election time.

I will say that I believe that if marijuana is legal to use/smoke, I believe there will be many, many more drivers who may become dangerous to each and every person.  Not just to other drivers.  But, also people who are walking and could be hurt, or killed by drivers that are not in control of themselves.

Talk about being evil... by making something become dangerous and legal, which may help people do something that may possibly hurt others.  Or, themselves!

Thinking of this, made me think of 1 Corinthians 15:33, "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners."

Amen!  Evilness corrupts good manners.

Those who use marijuana and/or other drugs and drive will fraudulently and illegally drive, just as some drunk drivers do.  And, may possibly hurt and/or kill others, rather than not allow it, to protect people.

Please... join me in prayer.

Please... pray that God will protect any/all of us who are not using marijuana, and/or other drugs, from people who will be using it.

Please... thank God for protecting and providing for us.

May God bless you, for praying.

Thank you.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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