The study compares three states with legalized cannabis to five states without it.
Long-term, heavy cannabis use might be making adults bad drivers. Especially, according to a new study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, if drivers started consuming cannabis in their early teens. Researchers studying the impacts of recreational cannabis consumption on cognitive function say bad driving behaviors like speeding, ignoring traffic signals, and getting into accidents could […]
Millions of Americans are getting high, and then getting behind the wheel. That’s just one of the findings detailed Thursday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which showed that 12 million American adults said that they had driven under the influence of marijuana in 2018. The report also […]
Finland’s highest court has ruled that motorists are unlikely to get slapped with a driving under the influence charge if they drive days after using marijuana. The Finnish Supreme Court determined that the DUI laws still need legislative action in order to sort out the gap between when the psychoactive effects of cannabis subside, and […]
Canada’s historic legalization of marijuana in October 2018 prompted some major changes to the country’s drug-impaired driving laws. The changes aimed to respond to concerns about legalization’s impact on public safety, especially on the road. As a result, many provinces implemented “zero tolerance” policies for drivers found to have THC in their system. But a […]
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced on Monday the state’s law enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend, patrolling for drivers who are high after celebrating the 420 holiday. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDoT) noted in a press release that “while cannabis is now legalized for recreational and medicinal use in […]
A Michigan commission tasked with studying the effects of cannabis on driving has recommended that the state not impose limits on the amount of THC that can be present in drivers’ bodies. The Impaired Driving Safety Committee issued the recommendation in a report that was released last week after spending nearly two years exploring the […]