Cars and Cannabis

Since July of this year Dutch police have been using a new saliva test to target cannabis users in traffic. This test is the first of its kind to be implemented in the Netherlands.

Cannabis remains active in the body for only four hours, but after 14 hours it’s still possible to test positive in a field sobriety examination. The consequences can be substantial. In the worst case scenario, you can lose your driving license for a year and a half.

To inform the public about these new developments, a group of Dutch coffeeshops have launched a campaign, not so much intended to warn about using cannabis while driving, but more about the consequences of this test. All coffeeshops in the Netherlands have received flyers and posters explaining the current sutuation