The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Smoking marijuana increases the risk of driving accidents

    Are you surprised?

    First, the details.

    • Researchers from Canada examined self-reported collision involvement over 12 months and compared it to marijuana smoking.

    And, the results.

    • The odds of involvement in a driving accident were significantly higher among cannabis users, and those who reported driving after cannabis use.
    • There was some evidence for a dose-response relationship.

    The bottom line?
    It’s pretty simple. People who drive after smoking pot are more likely to be involved in a collision.

    Others have discovered a correlation between the degree of impairment, the drug dose, and the blood concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

    In fact, 6 European countries have established blood levels for THC intoxication between 0.3 and 2 ng/mL.

    2/29/08 23:08 JR

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