Cannabis Use Is Bad in the Long Term

Long-term irreversible damage to memory may be an irreversible consequence of the drug...
28 April 2002


Cannabis users face long-term irreversible damage to their memories, says recent research published in America...

The other bad news is that you don't need to take much to produce the effects. In the study, from University of Wollongong scientist Nadia Solowij and published in JAMA, people who used cannabis as little as once per week for only 3 years showed a decline in their memory, and the longer they took it for, the worse their memory became.

The subjects in the study were asked to recall words a certain time after they had been shown them. The cannabis users remembered an average of 2.5 fewer words than non-users.

But is the damage permanent? Unfortunately, it looks like it, because the subjects continued to show these effects on their memories even after they had stopped using cannabis.

So the best advice can only be to avoid cannabis, since it seems to produce permanent brain damage which worsens the more times you take it...



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