Items tagged with cognitive decline

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Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age, study suggests [08.05.2017] Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age: small, daily doses of cann...
Ten scientific studies from 2016 showing marijuana is safe and effective [29.12.2016] While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therap...
Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, says study [05.06.2016] Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, according to a new study. Researchers tracked the marijuana habits...
Voters are doing what politicians won’t on marijuana reform [08.03.2016] Massachusetts' top politicians just came out swinging against legal marijuana. Voters there are on track to decide whether to legalize marijuana at t...
Scientists have found that smoking weed does not make you stupid after all [17.01.2016] A 2012 Duke University study found that persistent, heavy marijuana use through adolescence and young adulthood was associated with declines in IQ. O...
Does cannabis really lower your IQ? [14.01.2016] Whether or not using cannabis can lead to cognitive impairment is a hot topic of research and public interest. Given the extensive media attention to...
Here’s why we hear so many false claims about cannabis [08.09.2015] Research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than conside...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann...
The weed war undermines science [10.02.2015] Columbia professor Carl Hart: "The National Institute on Drug Abuse funds 90 percent of the world's research on drug abuse with our tax dollars. The ...
Daily marijuana use doesn't really change brains of adults or teens, study finds [02.02.2015] Late last year, the press and marijuana-legalization opponents gave a lot of attention to a study suggesting that daily marijuana use shrinks users' ...
No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ [21.10.2014] A 2012 Duke University study made international headlines purporting to find a link between heavy marijuana use and IQ decline among teenagers. Other...
Teenagers who use cannabis every day 60% less likely to finish school [10.09.2014] Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are more than 60% less likely to complete high school or university, research published in Lanc...
How neuroscience reinforces racist drug policy [12.06.2014] A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who...
No, weed won’t rot your brain [17.04.2014] Headlines are screaming Marijuana Makes Young Brains Go to Pot. But a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, does not in any way prove ...
Five biggest lies from anti-pot propagandist Kevin Sabet [07.08.2013] Kevin Abraham Sabet-Sharghi, Ph.D., aka Kevin Sabet, has been a headline-grabbing right-winger ever since his U.C. Berkeley days —where he did not st...
Pot smokers might not turn into dopes after all [13.01.2013] Cannabis rots your brain — or does it? Last year, a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ) suggested that people...
INCB President voices concern [15.11.2012] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in th...
Cannabis reduces IQ (and appreciation of context) [28.08.2012] A new study suggests that young cannabis users run the risk of a lower IQ. In what is an impressively long-term cohort study, it was found that "thos...
Does weekly marijuana use by teens really cause a drop in IQ? [28.08.2012] Heavy marijuana use is associated with cognitive decline in about 5% of teens, according to a new study, which suggests that the heaviest users could...
What should we do about cannabis? [09.11.2010] No serious commentator doubts that cannabis is potentially damaging to the user. Like tobacco, it is typically smoked and thus shares the potential f...
The changing use and misuse of khat [07.05.2010] Within the last decade the hitherto little known psychoactive substance of khat has emerged as a regional and international issue. In the Horn of Afr...
Adverse health effects of non-medical cannabis use [17.10.2009] For over two decades, cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, has been the most widely used illicit drug by young people in high-income countries, and...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin...

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