Have you heard about people saying that it’s better to drive high than to drive under the influence of alcohol? Contrary to this belief, it is not safe to drive high. Just like driving with alcohol, you will experience changes in your physical and mental state. The same goes for driving under the influence of CBD.
Why is it dangerous to drive with CBD when THC is known was the psychoactive component of cannabis?
As most cannabis users know, CBD is the therapeutic component of cannabis. It is what makes cannabis able to treat medical conditions. THC, on the other hand, has mind-changing effects. But despite these differences, CBD may still affect your perception and your ability to react to different stimuli. When you allow someone high to drive, you are exposing him to stimuli that can overload his system.
There’s so much to check out on the road including pedestrians, other cars, traffic signs and weather conditions. All these can trigger anxiety and will only make a person’s high worse.
Let’s first understand what CBD and what other cannabis products can do to your system to better understand why it‘s still unsafe to drive.