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The Increasing Use of Cannabis in Older Drivers

 

Listen in to the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” podcast as Dr. Andrew Whitman and Dr. Cory Perry, both of the University of Virginia Health System, explain the increasing use of cannabis in older drivers, and how its use can impact an individual’s safe driving abilities.

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Show notes for The Increasing Use of Cannabis in Older Drivers

00:00  Welcome to the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” podcast show!

01:12  Today’s topic: The increasing use of cannabis in older drivers

01:28  Introducing today’s guests, Dr. Andrew Whitman and Dr. Cory Perry of the UVA Health System

03:07  Dr. Whitman explains why this is becoming a very hot topic

05:06  Dr. Perry explains the terminology surrounding marijuana and cannabis

07:15  Possible side effects from consuming cannabis

08:07  Adults over the age of 65 using marijuana has increased 15% over the past year

09:25  How cannabis may impact older driver safety

11:40  The most common way that cannabis is consumed

12:50  How to test for levels of influence in cannabis users

18:36  The most potent way that cannabis is consumed

19:20  How long does cannabis remain in your system?

19:47  The importance of education on this topic

21:50  The theory of risk compensation needs to be debunked

23:19  Some practical tips for our listeners

24:18   Never drive under the influence of any substance!

25:09  Thank you to Dr. Andy Whitman and Dr. Cory Perry for educating us today

25:58  Show conclusion

26:14  Thank You to Chris MacLellan and everyone at The Whole Care Network

26:44  Closing comments

Links of interest related to today’s show:

Follow Dr. Whitman on Twitter

University of Virginia Health System

The “Project CBD” website (Medical Marijuana & Cannabinoid Science)

CDC Article: “What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Driving”

 

The “Beyond Driving with Dignity” podcast show is a service of Keeping Us Safe, LLC, a national organization that provides practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their families.  Please visit their website at https://www.keepingussafe.org// or call them toll-free at 877-907-8841 for additional information on their programming. 

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