South Australia: Proposed drug-driving legislation could see medicinal cannabis users lose their licence on the spot

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Drivers in South Australia who return a positive roadside drug test could lose their licence immediately under proposed new legislation.

While SA road safety minister Vincent Tarzia told The Advertiser the proposed bill is aimed at making the state’s roads safer, the Australian Lawyers Association (ALA) has slammed the move.

Currently, drivers in SA who return a positive roadside drug test may continue driving for 28 days while their oral fluid is forensically analysed. Under the new proposals, SA police will be able to immediately revoke the driver’s licence or determine whether further testing is required.

ALA spokesperson Greg Barns said the proposed legislation is unfair to drivers with a legal cannabis prescription with no evidence of impaired driving.

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Proposed drug-driving law could see South Australian medicinal cannabis users lose their licence on the spot

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