Yes, marijuana has strong negative effects on driving. We know that marijuana significantly affects your odds for having an accident. The primary ways that marijuana affects driving are inability to stay within your lane, poorly judging the distance to the next car and the time it will take you to stop your car, and taking in all the information around you and evaluating what you need to do to avoid an accident. But the most important way that marijuana affects your driving is by reducing your ability to make good decisions based on the situation. Marijuana affects your ability to reason and the time it takes to make a decision. When you are doing anything at the time of smoking, you need to use more of your brain to function. So divided attention is the area where we see the most problems with marijuana. Do you know that when you have a simple test, marijuana users may score as high as people who are not stoned. It wasn't until we had brain imaging that we found out that although the test scores might have been the same, the marijuana users required much more of the brain to produce the same result. So when people who are high are faced with a difficult divided attention task, like driving, they are not able to react as well or as quickly as someone who is not stoned. For example, if a person is high and driving and a kid comes out of a side street on a bicycle, the marijuana smoker can not process all the information, staying in their lane, watching for other cars, traffic signals AND the kid on the bicycle. Do you know that as drunk driving has decreased thanks to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and other efforts, drugged driving has increased greatly. A recent drugged driving survey showed that more than 10% of evening weekend drivers had used cannabis recently. Marijuana definitely affects the ability to drive. You might find this website interesting: http://www.drugabuse.gov/Infofacts/driving.html.