Thinking about driving after consuming cannabis edibles? Then this funny campaign by CAA is for you

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And once in the body, the effects of cannabis edibles can remain for up to 12 hours. Additional CAA polling indicated 12 per cent of young Canadians said their driving is better or the same after consuming cannabis. Citing public health authorities, the CAA cautions that it can take anywhere from a half-hour to two hours to start feeling the effects from cannabis edibles, while the full impact may not be apparent for as long as four hours after ingestion. CAA advises simply making arrangements for a safe way home, such as using a designated driver, taxi or rideshare, or staying over. Subscribe to the Cannabis Post newsletter for weekly insights into the industry, what insiders will be talking about and content from across the Postmedia Network.

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The Canadian Automobile Association’s (CAA) new public education campaign focusing on young people makes clear there are no ifs, ands or buts when it comes to driving and weed edibles.

“If you are consuming a cannabis edible, then do not — under any circumstances — consider getting behind the wheel,” emphasizes Jeff Walker, president and CEO of CAA North & East Ontario, which launched the national video campaign this week.

“Cannabis edibles stay in your system longer and can produce some really varied reactions,” Walker...

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