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This Is the Effect and the Dangers If You Suck Marijuana While Driving

A person who is drowsy or under the influence of alcohol is at risk of fatal driving a vehicle. However, will the same effect be felt if driving while smoking marijuana?

The effect of smoking marijuana while driving

Driving a vehicle requires high concentration. Your eyes must focus on road conditions, vehicles around, and traffic signs.

For that, you are not recommended to do other activities besides driving, such as playing cellphones.

Apart from playing cellphones, driving under the influence of drugs is also strictly prohibited. One of them, namely sucking marijuana or marijuana.

When you smoke marijuana while driving, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) chemicals from marijuana can move to the lungs through the bloodstream. The blood containing marijuana will then be flowed throughout the body, including the brain.

As a result, you will feel euphoria (feeling pleasant and relaxed). In addition, you can also experience changes in color perception, that is, certain colors will be brighter than they should be.

Instead of enjoying the euphoric effect, smoking marijuana while driving can also cause anxiety, fear, and panic. In fact, it causes hallucinations and delusions. This effect usually occurs when marijuana is consumed in large quantities.

All the effects of cannabis can break down concentration, weaken your ability to assess, and interfere with motor coordination. As a result, your driving ability is disrupted.

You are not focused on road conditions or traffic signs. You also become unresponsive or slow to move the steering wheel.

This effect can last for 1-3 hours after marijuana is sucked. Even so, the content of THC can still be detected in the body for days or even weeks.

How dangerous is it to suck marijuana while driving?

Source: CTV News

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in America, marijuana is the most common drug found in traffic accidents.

Studies also show that the use of illegal drugs is twice as likely to cause accidents as people who don't use them.

If someone sucks marijuana along with alcohol while driving, then the risk of accidents will increase even greater.

The case of traffic accidents due to smoking marijuana while driving does not only occur in foreign countries. Last May, a car accident due to driving under the influence of marijuana also occurred in East Jakarta.

Other drugs that are also dangerous are used when driving

In addition to smoking marijuana, some other drugs are also dangerous if used while driving a vehicle, including:

  • Cocaine or methamphetamine. This drug can change a person's behavior to be more aggressive and careless so that it can increase the risk of accidents.
  • Benzodiazepines and opioids. This drug can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and impaired cognitive function so that the risk of causing an accident.
  • Alcohol. This drink can eliminate consciousness and disrupt the balance so that it disturbs concentration when driving.

So that you can drive comfortably, safely, and safely to your destination, avoid things that can disrupt concentration, especially sucking marijuana while driving.

Not only harming yourself, using marijuana and various illegal drugs also endangers the safety of road users. What's more, its use is also prohibited by the government.

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