Michigan residents will vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana November 9. The state has strict laws against driving while drunk, and cops can test how intoxicated someone is with a quick breathalyzer test. But if weed is legalized, how will law enforcement identify someone who is driving while high?
Dr. Andrea Furlan has been searching for this answer. She is a staff physician at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She spoke with Stateside’s Cynthia Canty about her research in impaired driving.
While individual states in the U.S. push towards legalization, our Canadian neighbors voted to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide beginning on October 17. Therefore, Furlan’s search for these answers is urgent.
Luckily for her, Furlan and her team have access to Canada’s most advanced driving simulator. Using virtual reality and a 360-degree projection system, participants feel almost like they are