The effect of cannabis use on memory function: an update

29 de janeiro de 20131min16

Tabea Schoeler, Sagnik Bhattacharyya
Department of Psychosis Studies, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Marijuana or Cannabis sativa (C. sativa) is the most widely used illicit drug,1,2 and its use often starts during teenage years.3 Cannabis contains more than 600 ingredients, including over 60 different cannabinoids,4 which are now recognized for both their toxic and potential therapeutic effects,5 and that are mediated through their effects on the endogenous cannabinoid system.6 Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly known as Δ9-THC) is thought to be the principal psychoactive ingredient present in cannabis that is responsible for the acute and adverse effects of cannabis on various cognitive functions including memory and the induction of psychotic symptoms.7–15

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