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Uncomfortable High

Choose to never drive high

Would you drive high if your kids were in the car? Of course not. What if you're the only one in the car? Do the lives of pedestrians or other drivers matter? CDOT is urging Coloradans to shift their perspective when it comes to cannabis-impaired driving. Drivers continue to get behind the wheel after consuming cannabis, with many heavy users saying they do so on a regular basis. This should make us all uncomfortable given the fact that cannabis impairs the critical abilities needed to drive safely. Through research-based awareness and education, CDOT aims to change the norms around driving high, reducing the number of cannabis-impaired crashes and deaths on Colorado roads. 

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FAQ: What if I consume cannabis frequently, but I'm not driving impaired?
What happens if I get pulled over?

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First, it’s important to understand the difference between inactive THC and active THC. Impairment is caused by active Delta-9 THC, not the inactive THC that has already been metabolized by your body and can remain for weeks.

Click here to learn more about how any amount of active THC in your system can put you at risk of a DUI.

How high is too high to drive? Know the facts.
CDOT releases new safe-driving educational materials

Marijuana, cannabis, marijuana-impaired driving, driving high, drunk driving, DUI, marijuana DUI, drinking and driving laws, DWI, safety, Get the facts: on Colorado roadways in 2019, 49 fatalities involved a driver with Delta-9 THC above 5mg.

How high is too high to drive? Get the facts on cannabis-impaired driving in Colorado. 

Click here to learn more about marijuana-impaired driving facts.

Cannabis-Impaired Driving Issues and Trends Heading into 2021

Issues and Trends on Drugged-Impaired driving in Colorado

The start of a new year is a time to reflect on where we’ve been and focus on where we’re going. For CDOT, this means looking at the state of road safety, including trends and priorities.

Click to learn more about 2021 drugged-impaired driving issues and trends, here.

Get Uncomfortable: CDOT launches new marijuana-impaired driving campaign

How would you feel if your child’s school bus driver was high on the job?

How would you feel if your child’s school bus driver was high on the job? Or a cab driver? What about the driver of a semi-truck? If the idea makes you uncomfortable, it should.  

Click to learn about CDOT’s latest campaign, created by Coloradans, here.

Be mindful of how you move

We engaged with Denver's African American community to prevent marijuana-impaired driving as part of The Cannabis Conversation — and recently worked with the local art community to get the word out. 

Click to learn more about Be Mindful of How You Move.

2020 campaign kicks off with Valentine’s Day promotion

In honor of Valentine’s Day, CDOT partnered with Lightshade dispensary to put a new spin on flowers and love letters in an effort to reduce cannabis-impaired driving. 

Click to read more about the promotion.

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