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Drug Driving carries an automatic disqualification period of 6 months and a fine of up to $1,100 plus a criminal conviction.
In this case, smoking cannabis 2 weeks earlier left a traceable amount of delta THC detectable in the client’s saliva. The minute amount meant that it could not possibly have affected the driving. However, this law is not about whether the drug is affecting the driving – but more about detecting people who use drugs and later drive – even days or weeks (in some cases) later. Some people find this law a bit strange – the government allows people to use a heroin injecting room without criminalising the use, yet penalises people who are not affected by drugs. Work that out?
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