Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis: Analysis Drawn from the 2004 Canadian Addiction Survey

The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the existing information about driving under the influence of cannabis (marijuana). Data suggest that more young people are driving after using cannabis, and there is concern about whether or not cannabis impairs cognitive functioning, which could have a negative impact on highway safety. This paper utilizes data from the Canadian Addiction Survey to provide current evidence of the prevalence of individuals who drive after using cannabis in Canada. It also describes the characteristics of people who drive after using cannabis. Some of these characteristics include demographics, whether or not the individual abuses other substances such as alcohol or other drugs, how often and how much cannabis is used, marital status, and residential location.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 189732135X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 5:30PM