Look, just because you see actors smoking a bunch of people getting incredibly stoned and getting behind the wheel in movies like Dazed and Confused, that doesn’t make it a good idea.
Marijuana (just like alcohol) use causes deficits that affect driving ability when handling multiple tasks at once and/or confronted with something unexpected as we regularly experience while driving.
While it’s easier to tell if someone is drunk than high, driving under the influence is against the law, so if you’re high, it’s best not to drive.The laws in each state are different, but under Colorado law, for example, drivers are assumed to be impaired if their blood test shows a level of THC—the active ingredient in marijuana—of 5 or more nanograms per milliliter. On a related note, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is studying the effects of marijuana on drivers with results expected in late 2014.
Remember, you also can not transport marijuana across state lines. Don’t drive it across, and please, don’t try to fly with it or you might not make friends with the TSA agents.
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