Marijuana Use Impairs Verbal Memory

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Individuals with long-term exposure to marijuana may experience significant impairment of verbal memory by the time they reach middle age, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers found that for each additional 5 years of exposure to marijuana, there was a significant decline in performance on a standard verbal memory test. Via Medscape. Posted February 8, 2016.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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