The risk associated with likely acute cannabis intoxication
, defined as a THC concentration in whole blood [greater than or equal to]5 ng/mL, has been studied in few investigations.
We examined the potential influence of the degree of cannabis intoxication
on the 30 other study variables.
Two-week-old Panda was taken to a vets, apparently suffering from cannabis intoxication
. An animal sanctuary is now looking after him
Intoxication occurs almost immediately after smoking and peaks within 30 minutes" (Cannabis intoxication
Wyatt went to the obvious sources--the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, some academic research databases--but found that "there was so little credible information that it was almost impossible." Research so far suggests cannabis intoxication
begins anywhere from 2 to 10 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood; there simply isn't a national agreed-upon equivalent of the .08 percent blood alcohol content that defines drunken driving.
As more states in the United States legalize marijuana consumption - or set up votes for it - whether only for medical reasons or for recreational use as well, there are also growing concerns about people getting in their vehicles and driving while under the influence of cannabis intoxication
. And now, there just might be a practical way to check for marijuana DUI.
The federal funds, awarded under the NIH's Small Business Innovation Research program, will be used to develop BreviTest's rapid robotic analyzer into a curbside saliva test of cannabis intoxication
for use by law enforcement, physicians, and end-users.
Marijuana-advocacy groups have argued that questions remain regarding the degree to which cannabis intoxication
actually impairs driving performance.
may double a driver's risk of a car crash, scientists reported in 2012 in BMJ.