Recent Cannabis Use Tied to Memory Deficits, Slowed Mental Processing

July 18, 2019

(Reuters) – People who have recently used cannabis may be more likely to experience memory deficits or difficulties with cognitive function than those who don’t use the drug, a recent study suggests. Researchers interviewed 1,121 adults 22 to 36 years old about any history of drug use and also tested participants’ urine for evidence of cannabis and other drugs. Then, participants completed neuropsychological evaluations, which assess things like memory, attention, processing speed, executive function and motor skills.