Drivers on cannabis will no longer instantly lose licence, Germany says

Canada LegalGlobal NewsDrivers on cannabis will no longer instantly lose licence, Germany says
12
Apr
2019

Motorists caught driving after consuming cannabis will no longer face having their licences immediately revoked in Germany.

A federal court in Leipzig ruled the licensing authority must now first determine, with a medical evaluation, whether the marijuana user is fit to drive, daily newspaper Deutsche Welle reported.

German law stated that a driver’s licence could be revoked if they could not drive due to the consumption of alcohol or other drugs, and those caught with one nanogram per millimetre of THC in their bloodstream faced the instant loss of their licence.

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