Toronto man loses driver’s licence after disclosing marijuana use to doctor

in Toronto

January 11th, 2019
Sean O’Shea, Consumer Reporter
Global News

A Toronto man lost his Ontario driver’s licence after admitting to a doctor he smokes marijuana on a daily basis.

The man, age 53, provided part of his medical file and other information to Global News for examination but asked not to be publicly identified out of concern for his employment.

Last October, the man was referred to Dr. Peter Phua, a medical doctor who works in a psychotherapy clinic.

He was seeking help with anxiety and claustrophobia, an extreme fear of confined places.

The man says he was honest and upfront about his lifetime use of marijuana, which by mid-month was legally obtainable in Canada. He said he has always been truthful with physicians.

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