Current Road Side Drug testing, tests for traces of medical cannabis and not impairment. As Medical Cannabis is fat soluble it can stay in your body for upwards of 2 weeks. Impairment duration of medical cannabis is between 2- 8 hours after a dose. Impairment based testing need to be implemented to allow patients to access treatment and to allow a budding industry to move forward within Australia.
Scientific Research: Cannabis Vs Other Drugs & Driving
Recently I co-authored an article called Cannabis & Driving, which was published in the Australian Journal of General Practice. The report reviewed the scientific evidence regarding cannabis and driving impairment. It also discusses the legal issues affecting patients and physicians. The findings lead us to conclude that medicinal cannabis should be treated the same way […]Read more
Drive Change Submission to NTC: Assessing Fitness to Drive
On the 11th of June 2021, the Drive Change Team responded to the National Transport Commission’s Assessment of Fitness To Drive Interim Report public consultation. We were lucky to have a majority of our Ambassadors, Supporters and Friends sign on to the submission, which we believe shows great support for ending discrimination toward medicinal cannabis […]Read more