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Mid-Atlantic Cannabis: Driving Applications

Cannabis Law Report

May 14, 2019

Author: William F. McDevitt

William F. McDevitt (Partner-Philadelphia) wrote “Mid-Atlantic Cannabis: Driving Applications,” an article that appeared in Cannabis Law Report on May 14, 2019.  Legislators in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have expressed concern that legalizing cannabis for recreational or adult use will result in increased incidents of impaired driving. Marijuana impairs a driver’s reaction time, decision-making ability, capacity to accurately track objects, balance and equilibrium. Still, it is difficult to measure when a person is impaired. In his article, Bill reports on a company called DRUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) that has created an app for phones and tablets that monitors a person’s ability to perform tasks associated with driving a car. The company now markets the app as a means of testing whether a person’s cognitive and motor abilities have been impaired by “cannabis, alcohol, prescription drugs, exhaustion, or any other means.” 

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