Pubdate: Fri, 04 Aug 2000
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2000, The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Chuck Beyer,


The marijuana driving studies were conducted not by Cheech and Chong U. 
(letter -- Aug. 3), but by the University of Adelaide and Transport SA. 
These findings were recently repeated in a study and meta-analysis of 
existing studies by Prof. Alison Smiley at the University of Toronto. They 
found that drivers who had smoked cannabis were marginally less likely to 
have an accident than those who were drug-free. It was done in the fall of 
1998 and was the largest study ever done linking traffic accidents with 
drugs and alcohol.

Chuck Beyer, Victoria
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