Can I drive while taking medicinal cannabis in Canberra?

If your medicinal cannabis treatment contains THC, the answer is no. It is illegal to drive in Canberra with any detectable level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in your system, regardless of whether you have a prescription for medicinal cannabis. THC is the intoxicating compound in cannabis that can cause impairment.This means that even if you no longer feel impaired by the medicinal cannabis, you could still face charges of drug driving if caught with any THC in your system.However, if your medicinal cannabis treatment contains CBD only, you can drive legally. Remember to ensure that you are not feeling any side effects of your medication, like drowsiness, before getting behind the wheel - regardless of whether your treatment contains THC or not. Learn more about driving as a medicinal cannabis patient here.

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