The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is conducting a study that is looking at the impacts of cannabis on driving.
Lead scientist Robert Mann says the purpose of the study is to assess the impact of smoked cannabis on driving skills.
The study will explore a number of aspects of cannabis use while driving, Mann said, including the amount of cannabis in a person’s system and their performance in a driving simulation.
“We are also looking at residual effects of the drug,” Mann added.
“There have been some reports in literature that you can detect the impact of an acute dose of cannabis up to 24 hours after smoking it… [participants] come back 24 hours later and again 48 hours later and we test them on the simulator and other tasks as well