Cannabis use linked to cognitive abnormalities, impairments in working memory: study

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New researches by Canadian neuroscientists have revealed that cannabis use affects the brain of adolescents and is linked to cognitive abnormalities, impairments in working memory, and inhibitory control.

The research was presented by neuroscientists Patricia Conrod, Steven Laviolette, Iris Balodis and Jibran Khokhar at the ’13th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting’.

Dr Patricia Conrod, Universite de Montreal, studied the year-to-year changes in alcohol and cannabis use and cognitive function in a sample of adolescents consisting of five per cent of all students entering high school in 2012 and 2013.

The students were assessed annually for four years on alcohol and cannabis use, and their cognitive

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