It’s not smart to try to use intoxicants when you have to operate heavy machinery.
I saw this play out in a really horrible sort of way at an old job. A man was operating a forklift and it tipped over while he was inside. Instead of getting workers compensation and having all of his medical bills paid for, he was drug tested and he tested positive for tranquilizers and opiates. Because of the drugs in his system, he was cleared from any liability from the company. This is the type of mistake that could ruin your life because the injury made it impossible for him to find similar work, and he was given absolutely no workers compensation or insurance money to address what happened to him. That’s why I’ve always been sensitive about using any kind of intoxicating substances when I know I’m going to be operating every machinery. That involves driving cars. I don’t like using alcohol or cannabis behind the wheel of a car. It’s all so smart not to get behind the wheel of a car right after using either. On top of the danger, you can get in a lot of trouble as a medical marijuana patient if you’re using cannabis in a car. You can get your medical marijuana card revoked if you’re caught doing this. That’s why I wouldn’t risk it even if there was no danger at all from using cannabis while driving. It’s a risky proposition every time you decide to roll the dice. You never know when you think it pulled over for someone related reason.