22Feb 2019

New Survey Shows Medical Marijuana Users Drive High

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.