Canada Feds Profiling: Those Who Toke & Drive !
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Canada's Bill C-2 has many Bummed Our Man, as many who enjoy a Joint while cruising fear they will be profiled by the police for their lifestyle. One man says, "I look like Jesus", so of course I will be targetted for harrassment by Police. To that I say "Well, ya think?" If you enjoy draweing attention to yourself, what would you expect?
Whether smoking a joint behind the wheel or not, driving around like you are the second coming is certainly going to draw attention to yourself.
Just as a guy driving up to a Fast food Drive thru window with the munchies, wearing a "Ski mask and a Tiara" with one of those Beer Can and straw attachments on your head, would certainly Profile you as either a Robber or a Looney. No profling necessary, just common sense is needed to pick you out of the thousand of drivers who look normal.
If you Toke and Drive, your actions will give you away pronto, you are most likely impaired and need to be off the road.
Feds tackle toking and driving with new impaired driving rules
By BETH JOHNSTON, SUN MEDIA
Police will have the right to demand a blood or urine sample from people they think are stoned while driving starting the day after Canada Day.
Bill C-2, the Tackling of Violent Crime Act, will come into force July 2. It will toughen existing impaired driving laws in what some people praise as a step forward and others criticize as infringing on personal rights.
"It pre-emptively prevents me from driving at all," said medicinal marjiuana user Russell Barth.
Barth concedes that some inexperienced, teenage pot smokers shouldn't be behind the wheel, but he fears the changes will lead to police profiling drivers with "unconventional haircuts."
"I look like Jesus," said the hirsute 39-year-old.