Virtual reality experiments show that cannabis increases propensity for false memories

by Amy Schleunes When Lilian Kloft stumbled across a 2015 study showing a connection between cannabis use and susceptibility to false memories, she found herself wondering about the legal implications of the results. The study had discovered that heavy users of cannabis were more likely than controls to form false memories—recollections of events that neverContinue reading “Virtual reality experiments show that cannabis increases propensity for false memories”

Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “What happens to your airways when you smoke cannabis is that it causes some degreeContinue reading “Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.”

Weill Cornell scientists discover gene that links experience of reward of adolescent females to the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana

Dr. Anjali Rajadhyaksha Professor of Neuroscience in Pediatrics Associate Dean of Program Development Weill Cornell Graduate School Dr. Francis Lee Psychiatry/Pharmacology; Chair and Psychiatrist-in-Chief Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Professor in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine Dr. Caitlin Burgdorf A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to theContinue reading “Weill Cornell scientists discover gene that links experience of reward of adolescent females to the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana”

Edible Marijuana Labels Often Have Potency Wrong, Study Says

An assortment of edible marijuana products. Most edibles in a recent study inaccurately described the amount of THC on their labels. By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS An analysis of 75 edible marijuana products sold to patients in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles found that labels on just 17 percent accurately described their levels of THC,Continue reading “Edible Marijuana Labels Often Have Potency Wrong, Study Says”