The Bar News

Too High to Drive?

There is no question that the speed of the legal acceptance of cannabis has outpaced the progress of scientific research into its use and the beneficial or harmful effects on the human body. The lack of conclusive research into the use of cannabis is illustrated by pseudoscientific claims made about the benefits of cannabis derivatives such as cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive substance marketed as CBD oil that can be readily sourced at your local mall, convenience store, or health food store. Also, as Larry A. Davis shows in his July Illinois Bar Journal article, “Too High to Drive?”: The lack of science-based guidance on the safe use and proper regulation of cannabis is apparent in the inconsistent cannabis-based DUI laws that have been enacted in the course of the Illinois General Assembly’s legalization of medical and recreational cannabis. In his article, Davis explores these inconsistencies and their implications on DUI matters.

Read more in the July issue of the Illinois Bar Journal.

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Rhys Saunders
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