Effects of cannabis while driving.
The most common misconceptions out there are that cannabis doesn’t affect your driving or that it can actually make you a better driver. The reality is that drivers who use cannabis are at an increased risk of getting into a motor vehicle collision.
Cannabis is second only to alcohol as the drug most frequently found among drivers involved in crashes and drivers charged with impaired driving. It is also the drug most frequently mixed with alcohol usage in vehicle crashes.
Penalties for impaired driving.
In Ontario, it is illegal to operate any type of motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This applies to all types of motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles.
As of July 1, 2018, a zero-tolerance approach for alcohol and cannabis took effect for young, novice and commercial drivers.