Tuesday, August 27, 2019

What a 30-day break from smoking marijuana does to your brain

A new study offers “convincing evidence” of how temporarily quitting smoking marijuana affects young people’s brains. 

Here’s something pot-using teens should remember: Swearing off marijuana for a month may improve memory.

A recent study from Massachusetts General Hospital offers “convincing evidence” that adolescents and young adults who abstain from marijuana for 30 days are better at acquiring and storing new information compared to their counterparts who persist in the pot puffing.

The memory improvements — specifically the capacity to absorb new information and access it at a later date — could be seen as early as a week into abstinence, researchers said in the findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-a-30-day-break-from-smoking-weed-does-to-your-brain-2018-10-30?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_4430089

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