There are many people out there who are using marijuana as a way to relax and enjoy life. But, the problem is, there are a lot of issues that can come along as you’re trying to use it. If you’re using marijuana and driving, it can be incredibly problematic.
Driving Under the Influence
As you likely know, cannabis and cars do not mix. That means that, like alcohol, you should never drive under the influence of it. It can make things problematic and, as you may expect, you may also have to deal with a DUI charge if you are pulled over under the influence.
Facts About Cars and Cannabis
- Any amount of THC can cause you to be considered “under the influence,” but that means that regular users should almost never drive. That can be a dilemma, so be careful what you’re doing.
- Marijuana alters your mind, so it can make it more difficult to deal with depth perception and other things that matter while driving.
- In 2013, approximately 9.9 million drivers in the United States admitted to driving under the influence of drugs, most of them prescription medications.
- Over 25% of drugged drivers in fatal accidents are actually over the age of 50.
- Driving while drugged is a huge issue, but prescription drugs are an even bigger issue than marijuana (as indicated above).
- Cannabis slows reaction time and the ability to make decisions, two vital things for driving.
- As with any drug, the amount that you use can play a significant role in whether or not you should be driving with it in your system.
- More and more police are being trained how to do roadside drug tests.
- Cannabis is not dangerous on its own – but in a car, it can be a very bad thing.
- While THC can stay in your system for a bit, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be charged with a DUI, and you can always go to court about it as well.