Post Tagged with: "Cannabis"

Use of Cannabis by DND employees

November 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

Department of National Defence The Department of National Defence has released a new policy, DAOD 2007-2, in response to the Government’s decision to legalize cannabis on October 17, 2018. This policy is aligned with the CAF’s DAOD 9004-1, and applies to all civilian members of the Defence Team, officers and non-commissioned members of the CAF who act as managers or supervisors of DND employees. Hazards in the workplace are an important concern for all federalRead More

Cannabis usage restricted in Cold Lake

October 30, 2018 at 10:52 am

CITY OF COLD LAKE The City of Cold Lake has implemented one new bylaw, and updated three others. “We took a lot of time to go over the bylaws we wanted to implement in the city,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “We took a more restrictive approach, to keep cannabis use out of public areas.” The new Cannabis Use Bylaw covers consuming cannabis, and the restrictions in doing so. People within the city limits cannot consumeRead More

OS Justin Spinello, 4 Wing Imaging file photo

Deterring against impaired driving

October 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

Cpl Michael Isaac 11 MP Flt A misunderstanding of the effects of cannabis can lead to serious consequences for motorists and passengers. If deemed necessary, Military Police (MP) members on patrol may administer what is known as a Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST). SFST officers look for specific psycho-physiological changes that occur in a person’s body when they are impaired by alcohol or other illicit substances. These tests are scientifically valid, of an international standard,Read More

On Thursday Oct. 11, 4 Wing Commander Col. P. Doyle and CWO R. Nault briefed members on what the responsibilities and limitations will be for CAF members who wish to consume cannabis after its national legalization on Oct. 17, 2018.
Christopher King

Cannabis questions

October 16, 2018 at 10:09 am

CHRISTOPHER KING As of October 17, the consumption of cannabis will be legal in Canada. While that doesn’t earn us any superlative titles as a nation, it does for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) being the first military in the world that allows its members to consume (with limitations) cannabis. On Thursday Oct. 11, 2018, the 4 Wing Theatre was packed and standing-room only as members from 4 Wing attended a town hall hosted byRead More

Cannabis legalization: What you need to know

September 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm

CHRISTOPHER KING The Canadian Armed forces (CAF) has published its Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) on Sept. 7, 2018 outlining the limitations on cannabis usage for CAF members. DAOD 9004-1, Use of Cannabis by CAF Members applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members) and a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence (DND employees) who supervise CAF members. The order describes consumption as “…Read More