Youth misconceptions about cannabis

April 6th, 2018

Research has shown that young people have several misconceptions about the risks of consuming cannabis before driving, including:

❖ Driving after consuming cannabis is safer than alcohol-impaired driving 

❖ Cannabis can increase focus and improve concentration while driving

❖ It’s possible to compensate for the effects of cannabis by simply driving slower 

❖ Cannabis is not impairing (given lack of visible impairments similar to alcohol)

❖ The effects of cannabis on driving depends on the driver

❖ The consequences of drug impaired driving (e.g., getting caught by police or into a crash) seem unrealistic.

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Posted on April 6th, 2018