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THC Levels Do Not Predict Driving Impairment

The February 5, 2021 issue of Traffic Injury Prevention published results from an Australian study assessing the relationship between THC levels and driving performance.   Volunteers consumed vaporized cannabis samples of varying potencies containing THC, CBD and a placebo.  Blood and saliva samples were collected 30 minutes after inhalation and 3.5 hours later.  Researchers evaluated driving performance on a simulator. Nearly half of the participants failed to show driving impairment after 30 minutes despite showing THC levels above the per se limits, e.g., 5 ng/ml.  Several participants did show impairment at the 3.5 hour mark, but their THC levels were below […]

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