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SCIENCE: CBD vaporization does not affect driving more than a placebo

SCIENCE: CBD vaporization does not affect driving more than a placebo

For the past few weeks, CBD or cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in cannabis, has been making a lot of talk in France. Indeed, specialized shops are flourishing and the vaping industry is preparing to invest en masse in this new market. Consequently, studies are carried out on this famous product "miracle". Recently, research has shown that the consumption of CBD by vaporization does not affect the driving of a vehicle any more than the consumption of a simple placebo. Stunning!


VAPING CBD DOES NOT AFFECT DRIVING PERFORMANCE!


It is an experience that may well reassure those who still have doubts about CBD (cannabidiol).  An experiment was performed to discern the distinct effects of CBD (cannabidiol) and THC on driving cars by researchers at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where cannabis use is legal. 

Looking at the literature, scientists realized that the distinct effects of the two substances on cognitive and psychomotor abilities were not very clear, although CBD seemed harmless all the same on these variables unlike its counterpart, THC. From then on, they wanted to get to the bottom of it and built an experience to answer their questions.

The investigators behind this study wondered what was the impact of Cannabidiol in the intensity and period deterioration of the pipe caused by vaporizing cannabis including the quantity of both active subtances major, THC and CBD, varied. They performed a double-blind, randomized crossover experiment against placebo, in 26 healthy users who occasionally use cannabis. Participants inhaled either cannabis predominantly composed of THC, CBD, THC / CBD equivalent, or a cannabis placebo containing neither.

All participants took turns inhaling before each test either THC-dominant cannabis, CBD-dominant cannabis, THC / CBD equivalent cannabis, and placebo cannabis. The driving assessment consisted of driving for 100 kilometers, à speed constant on a circuit, for 40 minutes and four hours afterinhalation cannabis containing THC or cannabis containing predominantly CBD.

The results show that inhaling THC-dominant cannabis and THC / CBD equivalent durably alters the standard deviation index of the lateral position compared to placebo cannabis. In contrast, inhaling CBD-dominant cannabis has no more effect on the standard deviation index of lateral position than placebo cannabis.. The researchers also measured other parameters in their analysis that suggest that the subjective feeling of driving quality is significantly altered for THC-dominant cannabis and THC / CBD equivalent. However, with the THC / CBD equivalent cannabis, the effects lasted much shorter. This is consistent with what we already know about the interaction between these molecules within the body, CBD being sometimes used to accelerate the blood clearance of THC. 

This study is innovative and respects the highest standards of clinical trials in its design. Nevertheless, it has some weaknesses such as the size of the sample, the composition of the latter and the doses used which do not conform to the doses often consumed in reality. Therefore, the results of the experiment apply strictly only to the users of the experiment.

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