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.
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
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