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Type: Published Manuscript
Title: Driving performance and cannabis users' perception of safety.
Authors: Marcotte TD, Umlauf A, Grelotti DJ, Sones EG, Sobolesky PM, Smith BE, Hoffman MA, Hubbard JA, Severson J, Huestis MA, Grant I, Fitzgerald RL
Year: 2022
Publication: JAMA Psychiatry
Volume: 79 Issue: 3 Pages: 201-209
Abstract:Importance: Expanding cannabis medicalization and legalization increases the urgency to understand the factors associated with acute driving impairment. Objective: To determine, in a large sample of regular cannabis users, the magnitude and time course of driving impairment produced by smoked cannabis of different Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, the effects of use history, and concordance between perceived impairment and observed performance. Design, Setting, and Participants: This double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel randomized clinical trial took place from February 2017 to June 2019 at the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, University of California San Diego. Cannabis users were recruited for this study, and analysis took place between April 2020 and September 2021.

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