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Colorado Universities are Getting Creative with Drugged Driving Research

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With assistance from Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Health and Exercise Science (HES), the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder's Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) is in the midst of a three-year study to identify how high doses of THC affects public health behaviors like driving.

The study gauges participants' cognitive and movement abilities after consuming small globs of THC concentrate known as "dabs." According to researchers on the project, THC levels in the concentrate can be as high as 95 percent.

After consuming, participants will undergo a series of 10 balance and movement tests, four of which will be analyzed by CSU's HES department through a gyroscope and accelerometer on an iPod Touch.

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