ACT Drug-Driving Laws Called Unjust

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Researchers of a new study on the effects of cannabis have called the ACT drug-driving laws unjust and encouraged them to catch up.

The study revealed those who have taken cannabis would have a ‘window of impairment’ of between three to 10 hours.

Meaning, unlike alcohol, where blood-alcohol concentration correlates with impairment, there was no simple correlation between cannabis levels found in roadside tests and impairment.

It comes as new figures revealed more than half of all positive roadside drug tests conducted in the ACT since the drug laws came into effect in January 2020 were related to cannabis.