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Blood Drug Concentration Regulations (SOR/2018-148)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2018-12-18. Previous Versions

Blood Drug Concentration Regulations

SOR/2018-148

CRIMINAL CODE

Registration 2018-06-27

Blood Drug Concentration Regulations

P.C. 2018-952 2018-06-26

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, pursuant to section 253.1Footnote a of the Criminal CodeFootnote b, makes the annexed Blood Drug Concentration Regulations.

Blood Alcohol Concentration and Blood Drug Concentration

Marginal note:Summary offence

 For the purpose of subsection 320.14(4) of the Criminal Code, the prescribed blood drug concentration for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is 2 ng of THC per mL of blood.

  • SOR/2018-149, s. 1

Marginal note:Hybrid offence — drugs

 For the purpose of paragraph 320.14(1)(c) of the Criminal Code, the prescribed blood drug concentration for each drug set out in column 1 of the table to this section is set out in column 2.

Column 1Column 2
ItemDrugConcentration
1Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)5 ng/mL of blood
2Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)Any detectable level
3PsilocybinAny detectable level
4PsilocinAny detectable level
5Phencyclidine (PCP)Any detectable level
66-MonoacetylmorphineAny detectable level
7KetamineAny detectable level
8CocaineAny detectable level
9Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)5 mg/L of blood
10MethamphetamineAny detectable level
  • SOR/2018-149, s. 2

Marginal note:Hybrid offence — combination of drugs and alcohol

 For the purpose of paragraph 320.14(1)(d) of the Criminal Code, the prescribed blood alcohol concentration is 50 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood and the prescribed blood drug concentration for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is 2.5 ng of THC per mL of blood.

  • SOR/2018-149, s. 3

Application Before Publication

Marginal note:Statutory Instruments Act

 For the purpose of paragraph 11(2)(a) of the Statutory Instruments Act, these Regulations apply according to their terms before they are published in the Canada Gazette.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are made.

 
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