Dr. Thomas Arkell presentation to CMCR investigators

Dr. Thomas Arkell, a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia recently presented to CMCR investigators on the effects of THC and CBD on driving and cognition. His research aims to better understand how cannabis impacts driving and cognition, what factors modulate cannabis effects, and its potential as a therapeutic aid. Dr. Arkell conducted the first study evaluating the effects of THC with and without CBD on real world driving performance. He currently chairs the Cannabis and Driving Working Group for the International Council on Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS). See the ICADTS website for a series of fact sheets reviewing the scientific evidence on cannabis and driving.