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Officers won’t be ready to detect drug-impaired drivers, police association warns

Leading up to cannabis becoming legal in Canada this fall, the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs says there may be too few officers trained to detect drug-impaired drivers.

A spokesperson for the association says there is little chance of meeting the goal of having two thousand officers trained in roadside detection.

Last fall, the association warned the federal government to delay the legalization as more time would be needed to train police forces across Canada.

Ottawa has committed to spending $81-million over the next five-years, to aid in officer training.

The Feds are also planning “A Don’t Drive High” public awareness campaign.