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Justice minister approves second device for testing drivers’ saliva for cannabis use

July 16, 2019  By Staff

“The federal government has approved a second device for police to test the saliva of drivers for recent cannabis use,” The National Post reported. “The devices are a crucial — and controversial — tool in the government’s strategy to prevent drug-impaired driving.”

The online article goes on to state:

Justice Minister David Lametti signed an order dated June 20, 2019, to approve the Abbott SoToxa for use in Canada. Notice of the order was posted Friday in the Canada Gazette. It comes nearly a year after approval of the first device, the Draeger DrugTest 5000.

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