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No you can’t drive stoned says Prime Minister

 - Local - Nov 24
No you can’t drive stoned says Prime Minister

Prime Minister Robert Abela said that people will not be able to drive under the influence of cannabis once the reform passes into law. The PM was addressing Parliament, playing down concerns such as these which were raised by critics of the bill. 

Abela said that people will not be able to drive while under the influence of cannabis in the same way they can’t drive while under the influence of alcohol. Employers will also be able to put a ban on workers getting stoned at work in the same way they can ban people getting drunk on the workplace. 

The whole point of the bill is to stop the law from punishing people for smoking weed in their own personal time. Campaigns against drug abuse will be launched in the mean time to remove any concerns that government is encouraging people to ingest cannabis. 

He highlighted how people passed through ugly traumas for being caught smoking weed, getting arrested, told to make a statement and testify against the source in court. Some even lost their job due to such cases.The cannabis reform passed its second reading last night, with all government MPs voting in favour and all Opposition MPs against. 

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