You know, I have to say, any story featuring The Big Lebowski deserves some attention.
According to a recent study done by the Hartford Hospital/University of Iowa, drivers under the influence of marijuana may not be so bad after all.
I am just going to put my hands up and say "I don't know," on this one.
**Disclaimer: AutoSpies does not condone driving while under any influence or drug
On the heels of a Ben Gurion University study showing that drivers under the influence of marijuana are less dangerous than drunk drivers, comes yet another study indicating that driving stoned might not be quite as bad as some think. Published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, the Hartford Hospital/University of Iowa study titled “Sex differences in the effects of marijuana on simulated driving performance,” concludes that:
Under the influence of marijuana, participants decreased their speed and failed to show expected practice effects during a distracted drive. No differences were found during the baseline driving segment or collision avoidance scenarios. No differences attributable to sex were observed. This study enhances the current literature by identifying distracted driving and the integration of prior experience as particularly problematic under the influence of marijuana....
[Source: The Truth About Cars]
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