Marijuana Has Less Adverse Effect on Driving Than Alcohol, Tiredness, U.K. Study Says

Crowthorne, Berkshire, United Kingdom: Marijuana appears to have less adverse impact on driving ability than does alcohol, according to findings from a recent study by the U.K.’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The results replicate earlier findings recorded in the U.S., Australia and elsewhere indicating that marijuana intoxication plays a relatively insignificant role in vehicular accidents.

NORML Foundation Director Allen St. Pierre said the results were not surprising. “Study after study shows that marijuana’s slight impairment on psychomotor skills generally falls within the range of safety we accept for prescription medications and other legal, potentially debilitating factors; the findings of this latest inquiry are no different.”

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