Even if cannabis is legal, please don’t toke and drive: expert

The view from the iDAPT DriverLab at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

A variety of conditions affect our ability to drive, including poor sleep, some prescription medications and alcohol. Cannabis is another.

Many people use cannabis for medical reasons, others for recreation. Figuring out whether someone should avoid driving can be tricky because of the variety of chemicals contained within the plant, the different ways people use cannabis and the fact that regular users can develop tolerance.

With Canada on the verge of legalizing and regulating cannabis —and modifying its Criminal Code to cover drug-impaired driving —it’s important to figure out how to determine whether someone is impaired.

At Toronto Rehab, we have the most advanced driving simulator in Canada —and we are testing people’s driving abilities after they have used various types of…

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