Marijuana Driving Experience (MARDE®)
Think about all the unexpected dangers you encounter when you’re driving a car. Now, imagine having a slower reaction time and poorer decision-making skills — both of which are effects of recreational marijuana use. Marijuana affects the brain differently than alcohol and the MARijuana Driving Experience (MARDE®) illustrates that difference in a hands-on activity that encourages people to think twice before driving under the influence. Participants drive through a course marked by cones, with LED lights indicating whether they should be turning or stopping. When impaired by the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Goggles, they will have difficulty navigating the course and making quick decisions.