Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Cannabis Use and Driving – An Update

Presents the latest clinical evidence on cannabis use and impaired driving among Canadians. Key points include how cannabis impairs the cognitive motor abilities needed to operate a motor vehicle and how the substance now rivals alcohol as the most commonly detected substance among drivers who die in traffic crashes. Healthcare providers will find this resource helpful for advising patients. Researchers will also find it useful for understanding gaps in the knowledge needed to support harm reduction efforts for this population.

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