ON THE HIGH ROAD: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CANNABIS IN ONTARIO

While cannabis is the most frequently found illegal drug in drivers killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions, little is known about driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) in the general population. The authors of this study report on the incidence of DUIC in a representative sample of the Ontario adult population. Among all drivers, 1.9% reported DUIC in the previous 12 months. Several factors influenced the likelihood of reported DUIC, including gender, age, marital status, and education level. Among cannabis users, DUIC appeared to be a relatively common behavior; 22.8% reported DUIC, and the probability of the behavior was significantly influenced by gender and education level. As well, DUIC and drinking-driving were strongly related in this sample. This data underscores the need to obtain more information on this behavior, including a more complete understanding of any risks involved.

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    Canadian Public Health Association

    1565 Carling Avenue, Suite 400
    Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8R1,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Walsh, G W
    • Mann, R E
  • Publication Date: 1999-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00792596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 2000 12:00AM