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Cannabis Testing and Young Drivers

Cannabis use hinders young drivers’ abilities: study

Marijuana use inhibits young people from performing certain driving-related tasks for several hours, a new Canadian study has found. The study involved testing the driving abilities of 45 recreational marijuana users in a simulator before they consumed marijuana, then testing them again one, three and five hours after consumption. All of the participants were between the ages of 18 and 24. Researchers at McGill University found that cannabis use made no difference when it came to simple driving actions such as braking, steering and maintaining a steady speed.

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