Regina police began using the newly approved SoToxa saliva-testing device, similar to the previously approved Draeger DrugTest 5000, and used it to arrest two for cannabis-impaired driving.
- However (contrary to the CBC report), the device cannot measure cannabis impairment, only the presence of THC in the blood.
- Impaired driving lawyer Kyla Lee lambasted the device as “technology that will never be tested by anyone independent of government.”
- A judge from the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench found the Winnipeg Police Service deliberately damaged growing equipment belonging to a man growing MED at home with an expired Health Canada license. The judge demanded police pay $3,500 in damages.