Michael White is a sceptical behavioural scientist with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Adelaide (UoA). In particular, he’s interested in the translation of research findings into policy – where political and economic pressures can easily distort the truth.
Michael has been involved in drug-driving policy development and research for many years. From 1998 to 2000, he was a member of the Austroads Drug Driving Working Group. He also worked on drug-driving projects at the UoA’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research and is the co-author of three published peer-reviewed journal articles on drug driving.
“Australia’s cannabis-presence driving offences have no legitimate scientific justification. The introduction of the offences, with their associated penalties, is one way that the counterproductive War on Drugs is currently prosecuted. This enforcement regime is particularly cruel for medical users of cannabis.”