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Can Marijuana Help Your Driving Habits?

Can Marijuana help your driving habits? Marijuana has recently been legalized in some states of the United Štates. Many Americans believe that marijuana use should be legalized and that number is growing... As has been well-documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life, I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol. Obama's comment on Marijuana legalization Cannibinol The prevalence of obesity is lower in cannabis users than in non-users. People who use marijuana on a regular basis (at least once in 30 days) compared to people who never used marijuana have: Tetrahydrocannabinol Key Active Chemicals in Marijuana Cannibidiol Lower BMI Lower Insulin Level Medical Smaller Waist Circumference findings Lower Insulin Resistance DUI Vs Marijuana High more speed > more risks > Less safe less speed > less risks > More safe Researchers from the University of Colorado, Montana State University, and the University of Oregon hypothesized, "it's just safer to drive under the influence of marijuana than it is drunk.Drunk drivers take more risks, they tend to go faster. They don't realize how impaired they are. People who are under the influence of marijuana drive slower, they don't take as many risks" While Smoking Marijuana, You Feel... Increased Appetite Euphoria Relaxation Depersonalization Long Term Effects of Marijuana Respiratory Problems Cardiovascular Memory & Intelligence Lung Cancer Problems Disruption How Smoking Marijuana Can Lead to Accidents Slower Reflexes Altered Sense Hallucinations Variations in Mood of Space Anxiety & Paranoia Though marijuana makes you alert, helps you lose weight, gives you a temporary feeling of relaxation, smoking up and driving can kill The British Medical Joumal indicated that "drivers who consume cannabis within three hours of driving are nearly twice as likely to cause a vehicle collision as those who are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol" you. Just like drinking and driving is not safe, smoking pot and driving is not safe, either. Take Precautions! sources: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/healt/marijuana-versus-alcohol/ http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/nfographics/marjuana-and-its-effects-on-the-body/

Can Marijuana Help Your Driving Habits?

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Marijuana has recently been legalized in some states of the United States. But can marijuana help your driving habits? Here an infographics to show you the findings on marijuana.

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