Without getting you high, cannabis can still result in a DUI (BCCSU)

I don’t understand why all cannabis products are banned while driving. One of the advantages of the recreational market is that people are able to access CBD cannabis with virtually no THC (lab tested well under 1 per cent). If there are no intoxicating effects due to a lack of THC, why wouldn’t you be able to smoke a CBD joint or vape CBD oil while driving? – Josh, Vancouver


You’re not allowed to drive smoking cannabis, period, even if it doesn’t get you high – and there’s still a chance that CBD could get you a DUI, experts say.

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which, like delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is one of the more than 100 different molecules in marijuana.

“THC and CBD are two separate molecules that produce different effects,” said Jenna Valleriani, a University of British Columbia postdoctoral student and Postdoctoral Fellow at the BC Centre on Substance Use.

Jason Tchir reports.

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