Cannabis and Driving

Ogourtsova, T., Kalaba, M., Gelinas, I., Korner-Bitensky, N., & Ware, M. A. (2018). Cannabis use and driving-related performance in young recreational users: a within-subject randomized clinical trial. CMAJ open, 6(4), E453-E462.

With the legalization of cannabis in many states, it is imperative that policies are adopted based on scientific findings. This study, conducted in Canada, where recreational use of cannabis recently became legal, sought to determine how cannabis inhalation (100 mg dose) affects driving-related performance as measured by Useful Field of View test and Driving Simulation 1-, 2-, and 5 hours after use. The results showed significant impairment that lasts 5 hours after use when performing a novel driving-related task.

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