The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Smoking marijuana increases the risk of driving accidents

    Are you surprised?

    First, the details.

    • Researchers from Canada examined self-reported collision involvement over 12 months and compared it to marijuana smoking.

    And, the results.

    • The odds of involvement in a driving accident were significantly higher among cannabis users, and those who reported driving after cannabis use.
    • There was some evidence for a dose-response relationship.

    The bottom line?
    It’s pretty simple. People who drive after smoking pot are more likely to be involved in a collision.

    Others have discovered a correlation between the degree of impairment, the drug dose, and the blood concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

    In fact, 6 European countries have established blood levels for THC intoxication between 0.3 and 2 ng/mL.

    2/29/08 23:08 JR

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