Some medical cannabis users drive under the influence

In a sample of 790 adults taking medical cannabis for chronic pain, more than half reported driving under the influence of cannabis within 2 hours of using it at least once in the last 6 months. Furthermore, driving under the influence of cannabis while “very high” was reported by more than 20% of the sample, according to the Drug & Alcohol Dependence article. “More and more states are legalizing marijuana, for medical and/or recreational purposes. As access to legal marijuana increases, we need research that examines the potential benefits and risks of using marijuana,”