CANNABIS IMPAIRMENT FOR TEENS

In a 2020 article in the Journal of American Medical Association, researchers found that almost half (48.8%) of teen drivers who currently use cannabis reported driving after using.

Teen Tips:

  • Cannabis use impairs cognitive abilities necessary for safe driving, including reaction time, road lane–tracking ability, and attention maintenance.

  • Cannabis can impair coordination, distort perception, and lead to memory loss and difficulty with problem-solving.

  • In 2017, 49% of drivers ages 14-18 who currently use cannabis engaged in driving after using.

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