Pain Relief Without Memory Lapses? Canadian Marijuana Study Holds Out Hope
At last there’s hope for medical marijuana users who have trouble staying on task after a dose of pot.
Cannabis is an effective treatment for conditions such as chronic pain, nausea, seizures, cerebral trauma and tumours. But the drug’s therapeutic potential has been limited by its side effects, including temporary impairment of working memory. A team of neuroscientists has discovered that memory lapses due to marijuana intoxication aren’t related solely to how neurons react to THC, the drug’s major psychoactive ingredient.