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What you need to know about marijuana use and driving 2017
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    National Center for Environmental Health (U.S.). Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health.
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    Because driving is such a common activity, it’s easy to forget how you really must stay alert to stay safe. While it may seem like your body goes on automatic when accelerating or changing lanes, your brain is actually in high gear.

    Drugs and alcohol interfere with the brain’s ability to function properly. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active ingredient in marijuana, affects areas of the brain that control your body’s movements, balance, coordination, memory, and judgment.

    What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Driving 2017 Fact Sheet

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