There are various medicinal cannabis products available containing different combinations of active ingredients, suitable for different conditions. Many contain Delta - 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the cannabinoid known to have psychoactive properties.
The use of medicinal cannabis products containing THC may decrease a patient's ability to perform some tasks due to its impairing effects on mental alertness and physical coordination.
As there is little evidence or guidance available about the recommended period of time between consuming THC and driving, it is recommended that patients do not drive or perform hazardous tasks, such as operating heavy machinery when taking THC containing medicinal cannabis products.
In addition, it is a criminal offence in Victoria to drive with THC present in your saliva, blood or urine. Patients should discuss the implications for safe and legal driving with their doctor.