Marijuana Good For Memory?

Ever heard of an alert stoner–one that radiates genius wit and exceptional memory recall?

If there are truths to stereotypes, then generally the answer would be a resounding NO. We do know, however, that research suggests marijuana could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, amongst many other illnesses.

Ohio State University psychologists Yannick Marchalant and Gary Wenk previously showed that memory formation in rats can be improved with the appropriate dosage of marijuana. Their latest research will be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

They are looking to prevent the inflammation-induced impairment of memory seen in normal and pathological aging. Thus, marijuana could play a vital role in prevention of age-related neurodegeneration.

Dr. Marchalant says benefits from marijuana use wouldn’t be garnered by those whose brains have already begun to deteriorate or brains that are still forming. Rather, for adults seeking dementia prevention.

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3 Responses

  1. Chesyer says:

    Hey that’s me. Stoner at work. And I never forget anything task oriented. Going on jeopardy. High.

  2. @420show says:

    I am completely offended at this! I mean, Take Grand Theft Auto IV, for instance; Do you realize how difficult it is to survive in Liberty City in MULTIPLAYER Mode on my PS3? Weed helps me to maintain more control and patience in order theadshotse headshots. Without Cannabis Bruh, I wouldn’t be where I am in the LEADERBOARDS which I proudly maintain a ranking of 769,815 in the world! And the all nighters? Sheeeew Boy! Although its a strain on my relationship because my Girlfriend hates GTA and how I stay up all night playing it and have less sex with her now, Cannabis helps me deal with her yelling at me while I AM trying to sleep.

  3. Ed says:

    “Ever heard of an alert stoner–one that radiates genius wit and exceptional memory recall?”

    Yeah. Cannabis is renowned for its moderating effect on attention. I think fast, often too fast for my own cognisance, so cannabis gives me focus to articulate on the fly, and allows me to reflect in the moment. Without cannabis, there’s less clarity. Don’t believe stereotypes about drug users, they’re usually groundless assumptions based on forgotten propaganda.