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GINTA – Restrictions on how we use marijuana have their place

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OCTOBER 17 is just around the corner. Cannabis will be legal (and the province expects a hit from the first orders, predicted to come as a huge wave as many want to make history by ordering as soon as cannabis becomes legal) and many others are bracing for what the legalization brings about.

One of the concerns is driving while under the influence.

There are multiple studies that arrived at the same conclusion: a certain concentration of the active substance, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC,) is associated with driving impairment, more so, one study said, in occasional drivers. Some of the effects of cannabis use include lethargy and cognitive disfunctions, and delayed reactions. Not a great picture as far as driving is concerned.

When combined with alcohol, the effects are increased and that means an increased risk for drivers and all other people on the road, drivers and pedestrians alike.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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