Marijuana Makes Drivers Dangerous?

September 2, 2014 7:07 AM

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Marijuana Makes Drivers Dangerous?

The number of states legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana continues to rise. This has raised many questions. The latest question focusing on whether or not legalization of marijuana means more “medicated” drivers getting behind the wheel in an altered state. Thus far, little is known about driving stoned or how much driving under the influence of marijuana will add to the number of auto accidents and driving deaths.

Research reveals that marijuana does indeed impair specific areas of cognition and perception. In one experiment participants were given simple tasks to complete while stoned the investigative team learned that while these actions remained within the users’ capabilities, “more areas of the brain nee...

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