Tag: Drugged Driving

THC Metabolite Concentration is Inconsistent Predictor of Impairment

Are blood or saliva concentrations of delta-9 THC metabolites predictive of impairment? That’s what a recent article in the Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews journal sought to determine. The article published data from a meta-regression analysis of 28 studies involving 824 participants. The biggest takeaway is that neither THC nor THC metabolite concentrations are consistent predictors […]

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Marijuana and Alcohol Combine to Affect Driving Performance

The February 5, 2021 issue of Psychopharmacology published data from a Canadian study assessing the effect of both THC and alcohol on driving performance. Regular users of cannabis participated in simulated driving sessions after smoking marijuana (12.5% THC) and drinking alcohol (target breath alcohol 0.08%). Researchers discovered the driving performance after ingesting both marijuana and […]

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Commercial Truck Driver Charged with OWI sees charges amended to Speeding

Polk County, Iowa- A commercial truck driver was stopped for an inspection of his vehicle.  The inspection turned up no evidence of illegal substances, but the driver, who was from out of state, was suspected of operating while under the influence.  The officer who conducted the investigation ultimately concluded that the driver must’ve been under […]

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THC Metabolites Remain in Blood for Extended Periods During Abstinence

According to data recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, THC remained detectable in blood at levels greater than 2.0 ng/ml during several days of abstinence. Investigators affiliated with the University of British Columbia reviewed the relevant literature assessing residual THC plasma levels in those who regularly consume cannabis.  They reported: “[I]n all […]

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