A team of researchers from Health Canada, the University of Toronto, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found daily cannabis consumption may be much less impairing to drivers than previously believed. The research was published in the Journal of Concurrent Disorders.
Inside the Jar
- Researchers followed 14 patients who used cannabis daily and tested their driving abilities after their usual daily dose. They found drivers reduced speed when under the influence, but they did not find an effect on lateral control and braking.
- The study follows upon research by CAMH that made news in December with findings that stoned drivers have difficulty driving fast enough and keeping their vehicles centred in their lanes. The same study found no motor impairment 24 or 48 hours after cannabis use.
Lawyer Trina Fraser broke down the details of who’s allowed to sell what, and when, with MED sales licenses and processor licenses. Fraser also broke down the regs for indoor-outdoor grows, which are not allowed for MED, unless there’s more than one at the same address… it’s complicated.
Here’s a breakdown of the various types of cannabis extraction.