The highs – and lows – of driving stoned

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Since there is a high, there is also a come-down, which leads to fatigue, sleepiness and being too tired to concentrate, Evans said.

Since the legalisation of private cannabis use and cultivation in 2018, the Constitutional Court ruling did not consider the apparent increase in stoned drivers, which pose danger to the roads. Effects of consuming cannabis include impairment, delayed reaction and a shorter concentration span, which could lead to twice the chance of a road accident.

Effects of consuming cannabis include impairment, delayed reaction and a shorter concentration span, which could lead to twice the chance of a road accident. “An increase in positive tests reported by companies could mean there is an increased number of drivers as they are tested at work,” Evans said. “For road safety, this is bad because there is nothing to curb the use of drug-driving.”

 

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