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Driving High is Risky

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  • Marijuana changes your coordination and perception. A driver who is high has a harder time staying in the right lane.
  • Marijuana slows your reaction time to road hazards like the sudden s​topping of cars ahead, or another driver changing lanes.
  • Marijuana can cause hallucinations. A driver who is high might swerve to avoid something that is not even there and cause a crash.
  • You could be charged with impaired driving if you have been using marijuana. Specific evidence of direct possession or consumption of the actual drug is not required for a police officer to charge you.