Cannabis Use Associated With Better Memory and Cognitive Function in Those With Schizophrenia

A new government funded study published in the journal Psychiatry Research has found that heavy cannabis use leads to better emotional memory and brain function in those with schizophrenia.Weed-Brain

For the study – which was conducted at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal – researchers performed a magnetic resonance imaging study of emotional memory in patients with schizophrenia and cannabis abuse.

They conclude; “These results are consistent with previous findings showing that cannabis abuse is associated with fewer negative symptoms and better cognitive functioning in schizophrenia.”

This study – which can be found here – was funded in part by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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