Study: Marijuana-related impairments may linger after intoxication
Marijuana use leads to small cognitive impairments that may continue beyond the period of intoxication.
That’s according to a new study recently published in the journal "Addiction."
Researchers evaluated more than 43,000 participants for the study. They found that marijuana intoxication led to several small-to-moderate cognitive impairments, including making decisions, problems concentrating and difficulties remembering and learning.
Cannabis is the third most consumed psychoactive substance in the world, after alcohol and nicotine.
Adolescents and young adults have the highest rates of cannabis use.
Experts say that’s why it’s important to understand the cognitive risks, especially to young people whose brains are still developing.