Does Cannabis Impact Your Driving
If So How Much Does Marijuana Screw Up Driving Abilities
Does Cannabis Impact Your Driving if so how?
Is the jury still out?
Lots of old guard with their refer madness head space..
are linking it to alcohol with cannabis use together however there are some facts and testing that has been going on in various countries.
- What is the amount in your system?
- Are the pens to read this accurate?
- How long does it stay in your system that would affect your judgement and reactions?
Still lots of questions to be answered…..
However you just got to be smart about it…
YEA… if you smoke a potent joint of skunk or something with a nice kick
don’t just jump in the car as your will be too fucking stoned to drive.
What about 2 or 3 hours after?
Here is some actual data from the “European Monitoring Centre for Drugs And Drug Addiction” and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Cannabis and Driving
Check out the video with Joe Rogan | Marijuana DUI in California logical viewpoint….
A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on how the effects of Cannabis Impact Your Driving performance.
—and it’s become more important states continue to loosen their drug laws.
And, while drunk driving is on the decline in the U.S., driving after having smoked or otherwise consumer marijuana has become more common.
According to the most recent national roadside survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of weekend nighttime drivers, 8.3 percent had some alcohol in their system and 12.6 percent tested positive for THC—up from 8.6 percent in 2007.
To find out…
the study recruited 18 occasional cannabis smokers, 13 of them men, between the ages 21 and 37.
The participants took six 45-minute drives in a driving simulator—a 1996 Malibu sedan mounted in a 7.3 diameter dome
—at the University of Iowa. Each drive tested a different combination of high or low concentration THC, alcohol, and placebos (to create a placebo, participants were given fruit juice with alcohol swabbed in the rim, topped of with 1ml alcohol, to mimic alcohol’s smell and taste).
The researchers looked at 250 parameters of driving ability, but this paper focused on three in particular:
- weaving within the lane
- the number of times the car left the lane
- and the speed of the weaving.
had an effect on the number of times the car left the lane and the speed of the weaving, marijuana did not.
Marijuana did show an increase in weaving.
Drivers with blood concentrations of 13.1 ug/L THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, showed increase weaving that was similar to those with a .08 breath alcohol concentration, the legal limit in most states.
For reference, 13.1 ug/L THC is more than twice the 5 ug/L numeric limit in Washington and Colorado.
TIME Health For more visit TIME Health . A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states continue […]