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The Gardai Gave This Advice To People Who Smoke Cannabis And Drive

By Sarah

April 15, 2017 at 8:30am


The Gardai and Road Safety Authority launched their new drug testing regime for drivers this week, and announced that in time up to 150 new roadside devices will be available to test for drugs in the system of drivers in Ireland.

It was also revealed that the most common drug for Irish drivers to use was cannabis - so the guards gave some sensible advice to any driver thinking about smoking it before getting in the car.

They advised people who 'smoked cannabis regularly' to wait 24 hours after last using cannabis before driving, and only if you're sure you aren't still affected.

They also said that if "6 hrs have elapsed since last use it should not be possible for a Garda to detect impairment & the 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol."

The new drug tests involve taking a sample of a driver’s saliva to check for any evidence of cannabis, cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines.

The more you know, right?

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