A brand new College of Ottawa examine signifies 10 per cent of younger folks in Ontario say they’ve pushed a automotive inside an hour of consuming hashish.
Examine creator Nathan Cantor, with the college’s faculty of epidemiology and public well being, says younger respondents with a possible dependence on hashish had been 12 instances extra more likely to have pushed after consuming hashish.
The pattern for the examine was taken from the responses of 1,160 highschool college students with legitimate driver’s licences who participated within the 2017 Ontario Scholar Well being and Drug Use Survey.
The common age of respondents was 16.8 years.
Cantor says the preliminary knowledge from the 2019 well being and drug survey — performed after the legalization of hashish in Canada — doesn’t point out an increase within the variety of younger folks reporting driving after hashish consumption.
The examine is revealed within the September 2021 situation of the journal Preventive Drugs.
Examine raises issues about Canadians driving whereas impaired on hashish
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