Drugs

Canada’s Military Is Using Weed Goggles to Simulate What It’s like to Be High

It's an educational tool to mimic the high minus the real high.
September 18, 2018, 2:33pm
A pair of weed goggles by the military meant to simulate what it's like to be high.
Courtesy of Fatal Vision.

In a boardroom at the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces headquarters in Ottawa, Christian Lizotte was ready to toss some balls.

He held a tray of black, red, and orange balls in one hand; on the table beside him rested a pair of black goggles similar to ski goggles. But this isn’t actually a game, and these goggles, when combined with certain activities, are meant to simulate the effects of being stoned on cannabis without actually consuming it.

Lizotte, a health promotion specialist at the armed forces, turns to his colleague, Laura O’Dell, and instructs her to catch only the black ones without the goggles or, so to speak, sober. “Clear?” he asked. “All right, let’s do this.”

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