Oh boy. This week's episode of the Driving Law Podcast is a must-listen if you're at all concerned about cannabis impaired driving. I speak with Ron Moore, a forensic toxicologist and lawyer, who has unique expertise in cannabis impairment and driving. Ron has also helpfully provided a bibliography with the studies he relied on in making his comments, and you can find that bibliography if you click "Read More" below.
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Thanks again to the amazing Ron Moore for participating and providing this really useful bibliography:
1)Marijuana-Impaired Driving, A Report to Congress, DOT HS 812 440, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2017.
2)Logan, B., Kacinko, S.L., and Beirness, D.J.; An Evaluation of Data From Drivers Arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Relation to Per Se Limits for Cannabis, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, May 2016.
3)Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk, DOT HS 812 117, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015.
4)Romano, E., Torres-Saavedra, P., and Voas, R.; Drugs and Alcohol: Their Relative Crash Risk. J. Stud. Alcohol Drugs 75: 56-64 (2014).
5)Longo, M.C., Hunter, C.E., Lokan, R.J., White, J.M., and White, M.A.; The Prevalence of Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Benzodiazepines, and Stimulants among Injured Drivers and their Role in Driver Culpability: Part II: The Relationship Between Drug Prevalence and Drug Concentration, and Driver Culpability. Accident Analysis and Prevention 32:623-632 (2000).
6)Drugs and Human Performance Fact Sheets; DOT HS 809 725, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2004.
7)Declues, K, Perez, S., and Figueroa, A.; A 2-Year Study of D 9-tetrahydrocannabinol Concentrations in Drivers: Examining Driving and Field Sobriety Test Performance, J. Forensic Sci. 61:1664-1670 (2016).
8)Papafotiou, K., Carter, J.D., and Stough, C.; The Relationship Between Performance on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Driving Performance, and the Level of D 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Blood, Forensic Science International 155:172-178 (2005).
9)Papafotiou, K., Carter, J.D., and Stough, C.; An Evaluation of the Sensitivity of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) to Detect Impairment Due to Marijuana Intoxication, Psychopharmacology 180:107-114 (2005).
10)Bosker, W., et al.; A Placebo-controlled Study to Assess Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Performance during Alcohol and Cannabis Intoxication in Heavy Cannabis Users and Accuracy of Point of Collection Testing Devices for Detecting THC in Oral Fluid, Psychopharmacology 223:439-446 (2012).
11)Downey, L., et al.; Detecting Impairment Associated with Cannabis with and without Alcohol in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Psychopharmacology 224:581-589 (2012).
12) O’Dell, M., et al.; Residual Cannabis Levels in Blood, Urine, and Oral Fluid Following Heavy Cannabis Use, Forensic Science International 249:173-180 (2015).
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