MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL COMBINED INCREASE IMPAIRMENT

The Institute for Human Psychopharmacology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands has completed the second of a series of studies for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to assess the separate and combined effects of marijuana and alcohol on driving performance in real driving situations. This paper summarizes the study and its results. One result noted is that the effect of combining moderate doses of alcohol and moderate doses of marijuana resulted in a dramatic performance decrement and levels of impairment, as great as observed when at 0.14 BAC alone.

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  • Accession Number: 00797155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 809
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2000 12:00AM