What California drivers should remember on 4/20, now that cannabis is legalized

In November 2016, California voted in favor of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational cannabis for those above the age of 21. The legislation passed with 57 percent in favor, but the impact of cannabis use on those with brains yet to fully develop – and the associated risks it may pose on the roadways – should remain valid concerns for all of us.

The fight for legalization and the focus on the positive medicinal aspects of cannabis use obscured, in some ways, the issue of impairment. That doesn’t mean that it went away.

A 2013 study showed 34 percent of teenagers believe it is safe to use cannabis and drive.

In fact, over the last decade, awareness has increased around risks such as cannabis-induced psychosis (CIP), a substance-induced disorder recognized by the American Psychiatric Association that strikes at greater rate among people in late adolescence. Indeed,

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