Posts Tagged "memory"

Cannabis risks

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Adverse effects, Doctor X files

  I’m currently very stoned and was wondering the truth about weed? How bad is it in reality? If we were talking about around 2-4 grams a day for a long time? And are the health differences big when you compare a bong versus a joint?     Most relevant consequences of heavy cannabis use are related to short time memory. Frequent cannabis users learn with more difficulty (and forget easily) new concepts. I´m talking about the memory we use to learn new things (studying) or remember a phone number. This effect depends on dosage (more frequent and intense in very heavy...

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Cannabis and memory

Posted on Aug 28, 2016 in Adverse effects, Doctor X files

  Hi Doc, does pot have any effects on how you act while not high? I know the question seems stupid but it’d be a good thing to know from a real doctor.   Central Nervous System is a structure rich in lipids (fats), it has a lot of cannabinoid receptors and cannabis has a very high affinity by lipidic tissues, so I think your question is not stupid at all. Long-time, residual effects of cannabis depend a lot on pattern of use. There is evidence that regular use of cannabis can produce a selective effect in short-time memory (memory used to learn or remember new concepts)....

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Cannabis effects on memory

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 in Adverse effects, Doctor X files

  How negative of an effect does marijuana have for memory? i smoke a small amount everyday, maybe 2-3 hits from a pipe vaporizer. If i wanted to reduce the negative effects it has over memory, is it enough if i considerably cut down on frequency/amount, or does it require a full stop from smoking?   The most noticeable neurocognitive effect from cannabis is a subtle alteration of short time memory (memory used, for example, to remember and learn new data). This effect depends on cannabis dosage, frequency and individual characteristics (some people are very susceptible to this...

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