CBD-dominant hashish doesn’t have an effect on response time, focus, time notion, or different driving-related expertise: Research

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“To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the first studies to investigate the potential impact of smoking high-CBD marijuana on road safety.”

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A Swiss study published in the journal Forensic Sciences Research found that CBD-dominant cannabis, which is legal in Switzerland, does not affect driving ability.

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A recent study in Australia found that the levels of THC measured in blood and saliva tests are contradicting indicators of impairment.

This study, published in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, concluded that the use of limit values ​​per se as a means of identifying cannabis-impaired drivers should be reconsidered. “There appears to be a significant risk with this approach that non-impaired individuals will be mistakenly identified as ‘cannabis-impaired’ (and vice versa),” the researchers wrote.

In the Swiss study, all 33 participants exceeded the legal limit for THC in the blood while driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) after smoking CBD-rich marijuana, even though they had no symptoms of impairment.

The researchers also found that there were no significant differences between those who consumed the CBD bloom or the placebo in terms of reaction time, motor time, behavior under stress, or focus. Balance and coordination tests also showed no significant differences.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the first studies examining the potential road safety effects of smoking high-CBD marijuana,” the study authors wrote, adding that they recommend several consumers after smoking CBD-dominant CBD Do not drive a car for hours. Blossom, as the legal limit values ​​for the THC concentration can still be exceeded.

A U.S. study published earlier this year took 20 participants through standard field sobriety tests and cognitive tasks after consuming cannabis edibles or using vaporizers. The researchers concluded that the amount of THC in a person’s body is not an accurate indicator of impairment.

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