To address these questions—and help reinforce the message of safe, sober driving—Cariati Law has published a free, informative infographic—The Truth About Legal Marijuana in Canada—to keep citizens informed of both their rights and their responsibilities.
Currently, the established legal limit for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the active ingredient in marijuana—is five nanograms per millilitre of blood (5 ng/ml). Studies show the concentration of THC in the blood can drop 60% just 15 minutes after using marijuana. In some cases, edible cannabis may not raise blood concentrations above the limit of five ng/ml.
Cannabis—even strains prescribed for medicinal use—can impair individuals differently. The type and severity of those effects can depend on a number of factors—including the method of consumption, quantity of product, variety or strain, and product strength. For motorists; it is important to note cannabis can affect motor skills, slow reaction times, impair short-term memory, and limit a user’s concentration—severely reducing the ability to make quick decisions behind the wheel.
The Bottom Line
With recreational cannabis now legal in Canada, users must know the risks and consequences of impaired driving. Always drive responsibly—and don’t become a statistic. Cariati Law reminds all Canadian citizens to stay safe and sober behind the wheel—for the safety of everyone on the road.
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