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Legislation Sections Database at defencecounsel.com for:

Substantive DUI/Excess Alcohol Offense

Prescribed Blood Drug Concentrations

C-46 Regulations

Section number:

SOR/2018-149

Prescribed Blood Drug Concentrations

Canada Gazette

SOR/2018-149

in force December 18, 2018

Regulations Amending the Blood Drug Concentration RegulationsAmendments

1 Section 1 of the Blood Drug Concentration Regulations footnote 1 is replaced by the following:

Summary offence

1 For the purpose of subsection 320.14(4) of the Criminal Code, the prescribed blood drug concentration for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is 2 ng of THC per mL of blood.

2 The portion of section 2 of the Regulations before the table is replaced by the following:

Hybrid offence drugs

2 For the purpose of paragraph 320.14(1)(c) of the Criminal Code, the prescribed blood drug concentration for each drug set out in column 1 of the table to this section is set out in column 2.

3 Section 3 of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

Hybrid offence combination of drugs and alcohol

3 For the purpose of paragraph 320.14(1)(d) of the Criminal Code, the prescribed blood alcohol concentration is 50 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood and the prescribed blood drug concentration for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is 2.5 ng of THC per mL of blood.

Coming into Force

December 18, 2018

4 These Regulations come into force on December 18, 2018.

N.B. The Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement for these Regulations appears at page 2924, following SOR/2018-148.

The table from SOR/2108-148 is:

Item

Column 1

Drug

Column 2

Concentration

1

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

5 ng/mL of blood

2

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)

Any detectable level

3

Psilocybin

Any detectable level

4

Psilocin

Any detectable level

5

Phencyclidine (PCP)

Any detectable level

6

6-Monoacetylmorphine

Any detectable level

7

Ketamine

Any detectable level

8

Cocaine

Any detectable level

9

Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)

5 mg/L of blood

10

Methamphetamine

Any detectable level

In force December 18, 2018