Cannabis and Cars- Scientific and Legal Implications of Cannabis Use and Driving (Video)
Is cannabis use comparable to alcohol in terms of impairment? Is a blood sample the best tool for measuring impairment? How is cannabis metabolized in the body? Are people uniformly impacted by cannabis use, as is the case with alcohol, or do different people experience its effects in different ways? Since traditional DUI tests are primarily oriented towards detecting alcohol impairment do they work for cannabis impairment? If not, is it possible to create cannabis-specific testing protocols, and accompanying laws and regulations, that accurately measure impairment while not unjustly criminalizing unimpaired cannabis users?
In this video podcast, below, I discuss the intersection of law and science that arises from cannabis use and driving. The podcast is hosted by my friend, Dr. Nigam Arora of the Marcu & Arora consulting firm. It is a follow-up to an article on the same subject I co-wrote with Nigam’s business partner, Dr. Jahan Marcu, and Russ Phifer, Executive Director of The National Registry of Certified Chemists, that was published by the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. You can read the article by clicking here.
February 16, 2021
Rod Kight is an international cannabis lawyer. He represents businesses throughout the cannabis and hemp industry. Additionally, Rod speaks at hemp and cannabis conferences, drafts and presents legislation to foreign governments, is regularly quoted on hemp and cannabis matters in the media, and is the editor of the Kight on Cannabis legal blog, which discusses legal issues affecting the hemp and cannabis industry. You can contact him by clicking here.