Pubdate: Fri, 20 May 2016
Source: National Post (Canada)
Page: A9
Copyright: 2016 Canwest Publishing Inc.
Author: Pamela McColl


Re: How Stoned Is Too Stoned?, May 18.

In light of the tremendous lack of awareness on the impact of 
marijuana on the ability to drive safely, the federal government must 
commit to a massive public education program before making any 
changes to the ease of access to this psychotropic drug. This is not 
something that should be left to the pot industry to orchestrate.

The science is clear on the impact of driving under the influence of 
marijuana: a naive or casual user of smoked normal marijuana should 
wait at least four to six hours before attempting to operate a motor 
vehicle. Because of the delayed absorption of THC, users of edible 
forms of marijuana should wait at least 12 hours.

Pamela McColl, Vancouver.
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