Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
Many activists for the legalization of marijuana claim that it is perfectly safe for regular use. Some even believe that it is safe to drive or conduct other activities under its influence. Even some people who would never drive under the influence of alcohol find no issue with driving while under the influence of marijuana. Unfortunately, this is not an accurate perception.
Marijuana, perhaps not surprisingly, can have very serious effects on mental functioning. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car wreck involving a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.
How Marijuana Use Effects Mental Ability
Recent research studies suggest that driving while under the influence of marijuana almost doubles the risk of a fatal highway car accident. The reason for this is the extent to which marijuana affects regular mental functioning. Some of the effects of this drug that directly affect one’s ability to drive include:
- Trouble thinking and problem-solving
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss
- Severe paranoia
- Slowed down functioning
- Distorted perception as with sight, sound, time and touch
If you know or suspect that a driver is under the influence of marijuana, do not hesitate to contact local authorities. You can help make the roads safer for everyone on them.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a driver who was under the influence of marijuana, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.