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Cannabis perceived as less dangerous than liquor when it comes to driving

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, roughly one in seven drivers with valid licenses reported driving within two hours of consuming cannabis.

The study showed that people who smoke cannabis regularly were nine times more likely to drive than those who didn’t.

All part of a bigger safety picture that police are warning drivers to take note of.

“People think that they’re okay to drive in certain situations, there’s a huge risk to underestimating how that affects your body. A huge risk to yourself, to other people,” Cpl. Clarke said.

McGill University published a 2018 study that shows key areas of driving skills such as reaction time declines significantly among young Canadians hours after smoking the equivalent of less than one joint.

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