Study: Cannabinoids Reverse the Effects of Stress on Neurocognitive Performance

stressA new study published in the July, 2016 issue of the journal Learning & Memory, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoids reverse the effects of stress on neurocognitive performance in young adults.

“Early life stress (ES) significantly increases predisposition to psychopathologies [mental illness or mental distress]”, states the study’s abstract. “Here we examined whether cannabinoids administered during “late adolescence” (extensive cannabis use in humans at the ages 18-25) could reverse the long-term adverse effects of ES on neurocognitive function in adulthood.”

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