420 with CNW – What Current Research Says About Marijuana and Memory

July 23, 2020 03:25:04

We all know the stereotype of the bumbling, forgetful stoner. Cannabis has for long been associated with memory loss, and that has been one of the main arguments against legalizing. However, most of these claims lacked any scientific backing but over the past few years, researchers have been steadily learning more about cannabis and its effect on the human body, especially the brain. To understand how cannabis affects memory, we’ll first have to discuss short and long term memory.

Your short term memory stores immediate events temporarily, for instance, to remember a phone number that has just been recited. It can hold information for approximately twenty to thirty seconds, and it is pushed out when new items are presented. Long term memory, on the other hand, stores information…


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