A recent survey by researchers at the University of Michigan Addiction
Center surveyed about 800 adults who had used medical marijuana for pain management in
2014 and 2015. Among the questions asked were ones focused
on the driving habits of those medical marijuana users.
Surprisingly, 56% of respondents admitted to driving less than two hours
after use. Fifty-one percent admitted to driving a little high and
twenty-one percent admitted to driving very high. This should cause
concern for those of us on the road.
The main issue here is that there is no way to tell if someone is
somewhat high, a little high or very high. No test currently exists and
no scale currently exists to determine whether or not someone is
impaired by the use of marijuana. It is easy to determine of marijuana's
active component, THC, is in the blood, etc. but there is no way to tell
if the amount is affecting the individual user. This allows users to not
be sure if they are actually impaired or not.
Of course, the advice must be to not operate any vehicle if you are
under the influence of any substance. If you live in Burlington, Essex,
Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the State of
Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call
Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.