Tough new drug driving laws don’t allow for people taking medicinal cannabis to drive

Kelly Vincent, Dignity Party MLC  ABC RADIO ADELAIDE Deb Tribe: Talking about why the Opposition has made a deal with the Government to introduce rehabilitation for recidivist drink and drug drivers in exchange for giving up the issue of being...

Medicinal cannabis advocates argue against new laws which stop users from driving

Lauren Novak | Adelaide Advertiser USERS of medicinal cannabis will not be allowed to drive with the drug in their system under new laws which have passed State Parliament. MPs have been debating laws proposed by the State Government to...

Compulsory rehab for repeat drink and drug-drivers wanting their licences back

By Leah MacLennan | ABC News People caught drink or drug driving more than once will be forced to do a rehabilitation course if they want to get their licence back, under new laws passed by South Australia's Parliament. Previously, repeat...

Cannabis decision is just dopey: Advocates

USERS of medicinal cannabis will not be allowed to drive with the drug in their system under new laws which have passed State Parliament. MPs have been debating laws proposed by the State Government to strengthen drug driving penalties but...

Amendments to drug driving laws fail to pass Parliament

People taking medicinal cannabis won’t be able to legally drive a car after amendments to drug driving laws failed to pass Parliament. Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent moved the amendment and initially had the support of the Opposition, but it...

Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I find it hard to put on the record the extent of my disappointment today. When this house left the debate on this bill, my understanding was that we were going to enter into a deadlock regarding...

South Australia’s ‘Medicinal Cannabis Defence’ Hits a Roadblock

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers |By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Independent public policy think tank Australia 21 released its latest report on drugs back in March. The document outlines thirteen key recommendations designed to minimise the harms associated with illicit substance use. Significantly, eleven of the...

Proposal to amend medical marijuana legislation

Leon Byner: Kelly Vincent. Kelly Vincent: I was actually the MP who put this amendment forward Leon. Stephan Knoll has already said – medical cannabis is not psycho active so it doesn't give you the high that you would get...

Road Safety Minister Chris Picton to move ban on medicinal cannabis users driving with drug in their system

Lauren Novak | The Advertiser NEW Road Safety Minister Chris Picton will move to ban medicinal cannabis users from driving with the drug in their system. The Opposition and crossbench MPs had joined forces in Parliament to allow users of...

South Australia Proposes Sensible Defence to Drug Driving

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim | Sydney Criminal Lawyers   Last month, the South Australian Legislative Council voted in favour of an amendment to drug driving legislation that would provide medicinal cannabis users with a defence if they fail...