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Jul 21, 2019

Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD, recently retired as chief of chemistry and drug metabolism at the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, but she remains highly active in the field. She is a senior fellow at the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.; consultant to the US Department of Transportation; and serves on the Science Advisory Board of National Families in Action. Here she relates what she and her team learned from studying how marijuana affects driving.

Key Points

  • National Advanced Driving Simulator
  • Cannabis affects critical tracking
  • Speeding is number-1 reason marijuana-impaired drivers are stopped
  • Drug Recognition Experts (DREs)

Next Up: Dr. Huestis on State Regulations to Ensure Road Safety