of cannabis impairment – do not medicate and drive
It is never recommended for a medical
cannabis patient to medicate, and then operate a vehicle of any kind,
regardless of your tolerance or comfort level. Cannabis impairment can
seriously impact your ability to drive, or operate any kind of motor vehicle,
putting yourself and others at risk of death and serious injury.
The effects of cannabis can impact your
reaction time, focus, concentration, and perception of time and distance. Using
cannabis and getting behind the wheel of a car could result in you being
arrested for a DUI, regardless of the current medical or adult use laws in your
state. This is a serious criminal offence that can result in jail time and
hinder your ability to travel to other countries.
If you’re impaired by drugs—even if they’re
legal prescriptions or medical cannabis—you can be arrested and charged with a
DUI. Your status as a medical patient does not justify driving under the
influence, and cannabis impairment while driving has extensive consequences.
Law enforcement are skilled at detecting impairment of any kind and new testing
methods are constantly in development. There is no justifiable reason for getting
behind the wheel while under the influence so always choose a safe way home.
It’s not worth the risk of hurting yourself or those around you. If you have
any questions about using cannabis safely, call your respective Canna Care Docs
clinic at 781-382-8053 and speak with a professional there.