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    Default Trucking Assn. calls for mandatory drug testing when pot becomes legal

    Seems necessary to me. More unintended consequences for a decision make by sockboy.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/winds...ting-1.4859686
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    Default Re: Trucking Assn. calls for mandatory drug testing when pot becomes legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    Seems necessary to me. More unintended consequences for a decision make by sockboy.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/winds...ting-1.4859686
    Bull****. We are already treated like second class citizens, no OT for OTR drivers, stifled wages and now some douchebags think only the general population can use weed.
    Its ok to drink a bottle of whisky and go to work all hung over, shaking and vomiting at work while the driver who blew a joint the night before is bright eyed and bushy tailed. Stupid cousin humping inbreds dont realize weed has no hangover. Only a 8 hour window before last use is required at most..
    Yes i read the report...what the OTA wants is to eliminate all the old hands and fill the ranks with low rent immigrants,,,like the one upside down in the ditch west of Shabaqua right now.
    They would be in for a rude awakening if they knew why the vast majority of drivers will not haul into the US and and be subject to their laws which completely invade a individuals privacy and choices.

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    Default Re: Trucking Assn. calls for mandatory drug testing when pot becomes legal

    Ontario truckin' association won't have a leg to stand on now that the OPP have the blessing to smoke pot.

    https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-ne...f-duty-1085728


    OPP officers permitted to use cannabis while off-duty

    about 2 hours ago by: Doug Diaczuk
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    THUNDER BAY - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police will be permitted to use cannabis products when not on the job but must report to work fit for duty.
    In a release issued on Monday, the OPP detailed its cannabis policy for uniformed and civilian members of the police service.
    The release states that the OPP is committed to health and safety of its members and the communities it serves and that “reporting to work fit for duty requires a member be without limitations resulting from, but not limited to, all drugs (including cannabis, over-the-counter and prescription medication) and/or alcohol.”





    “A member is fit for duty when they are in a physical, mental and emotional state that allows the individual to perform assigned duties competently and in a manner that does not compromise or threaten the safety or health of that individual or others, the environment, or OPP property.”
    OPP provincial media coordinator, Staff Sgt. Carolle Dionne, said there is no minimum time period from when an officer can use cannabis and then report for duty.
    Dionne said it is at the officer’s discretion to know whether or not he or she is fit to fulfill his or her role as either a uniformed or civilian member.
    “Because cannabis is being legalized, our existing rule from being impaired still applies, whether the substance is legal or not,” she said.



    Officers suspected of being impaired on the job could be subjected to drug testing and face disciplinary action.
    Several police services across the country have been implementing different policies for the upcoming legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17, from a minimum period between ingesting cannabis and working, to outright prohibiting members from using the drug.
    “We can’t dictate what happens outside of working hours,” Dionne said.
    For members who use cannabis products for medicinal reasons, the OPP will continue to review those accommodation needs in accordance with the Ontario Public Service’s Disability Accommodation Policy and the Ontario Human Right’s Code.

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    Default Re: Trucking Assn. calls for mandatory drug testing when pot becomes legal

    On the news last night... studies have shown pot can affect driving skills for a maximum of 5 hours yet you can test positive for up to 30 days. Need better testing.

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    Default Re: Trucking Assn. calls for mandatory drug testing when pot becomes legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinner View Post
    On the news last night... studies have shown pot can affect driving skills for a maximum of 5 hours yet you can test positive for up to 30 days. Need better testing.
    Yes, they have to be able to differentiate between "having used" and "impaired".
    There's a nap for that.

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    Default Re: Trucking Assn. calls for mandatory drug testing when pot becomes legal

    Quote Originally Posted by lostNfound View Post
    Yes, they have to be able to differentiate between "having used" and "impaired".
    Yes kids thats true. My 40 years on the road I have never gotten behind the wheel drunk or stoned. Its just common sense. You show up for work ready and able. How difficult is that? There is a time and a place for everything.
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    Default Re: Trucking Assn. calls for mandatory drug testing when pot becomes legal

    It seems as though the dealers (Canada Post) wants their slice of the action too. Haven't they got job action planned for next week?
    Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it.

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