Cannabis

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis is found in the flowers of the plant, often called the “buds”. This is the part of the plant that gets you ‘high’. The seeds, leaves and stems are much less effective. When sold, the cannabis buds are mixed with the leaves, seeds and stems and dried out. It is usually green, brown or grey in colour.

 

Cannabis has a huge impact on judgement, coordination and reaction-time. Making it extremely dangerous for those who drive as part of their role in the company. This psychoactive substance, after alcohol is the second most commonly mind-altering drug detected in drivers. Those users are more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents, resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Hashish is a tan, brown or black resin that when smoked gives of a distinctive smell. This resin is made into bars, sticks or balls. The THC alters the mind, therefore it is classified as a drug.

Many argue that they use cannabis for medical reasons. However, the part of the plant that is used for this purpose does not contain THC, it contains cannabidiol (CBD) which doesn’t get you ‘high’. Therefore, anyone claiming to be using this drug for pain relief and produces a non-negative result for THC is not being totally honest with you, or themselves.

Just like any other form of drug, consider the impact of THC on the user. Are they able to carry out their duties in a competent manner, without harming themselves or others? THC can remain in the body for weeks, even months depending on the frequency of use and dosage.

Cannabis has a huge impact on judgement, coordination and reaction-time. Making it extremely dangerous for those who drive as part of their role in the company. This psychoactive substance, after alcohol is the second most commonly mind-altering drug detected in drivers. Those users are more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents, resulting in serious injury or death.

Some of the Short-Term Effects (LONG-TERM EFFECTS)

  • Memory issues

  • Severe anxiety and paranoia

  • Seeing, hearing and smelling things that aren't there

  • Panic attacks

  • Hallucinations

  • Loss of personal identity

  • Reduced reaction time

  • Increased heart rate

  • Lack of coordination (Impaired driving skills or increased risk of injury)

  • Increased risk of heart attack or stroke

  • Sexual issues (Impotency)

  • Increased risk of STD's

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