Study: Marijuana use doesn’t affect working memory
A new study reveals marijuana users don’t exhibit any loss of working-memory function, which controls our behaviour.
The study, carried out over three years, was recently published in Addiction Biology. It found “that sustained moderate to heavy levels of cannabis, nicotine, alcohol and illegal psychotropic substance use do not change working-memory network functionality.” Moreover, the study concluded “baseline network functionality did not predict cannabis use and related problems three years later.”
What does this mean in layman language? The Medical Marijuana Review interviewed lead researcher Janna Cousijn, a neuroscience researcher at the University of Amsterdam, about what her team discovered. Read more
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