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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.”

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

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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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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