The state legislature is expected to consider legalizing recreational marijuana for adults this year, but an alarming new study suggests that many medical marijuana users have been under the influence.
Researchers at the University of Michigan examined nearly 800 medical marijuana users and found that more than half reported driving for two hours using the drug. More than twenty percent of the patients reported that they were “very high” when they were behind the wheel.
The study was done before voters in Michigan approved the use of recreational marijuana in the state in November. The law allows any Michigan resident over the age of 21
to use marijuana in a private residence. It only went into effect last month.
Experts say that a driver’s reaction time can be affected if they are affected by marijuana.
At the same time, the governor promised Cuomo to run state legislators to legalize recreational activities for marijuana use for adults while outlining his plans for his third year in a speech last month
The governor says the flight can generate about $ 1.7 billion in government revenue, but there are not many details about what restrictions can be included in New York’s attempts to legalize the drug.
(NBC News contributed to this article)