It has been discussed many times regarding medical marijuana’s properties to increase one’s cognitive capabilities. It has already been heard that it can help people from creativity to PSTD. According to a research report by Harvard Tufts researchers, it is indicated that cannabis adds to your cognitive power. It is the power by which humans acquire and process knowledge.


How Medical Marijuana Enhances Cognitive Function (2)

According to a study conducted by the Mc Lean Hospital (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School), it’s been found that medical marijuana might be beneficial in improving your cognitive skills. It was found that people who underwent medical marijuana dosage, improved their performance pertaining to certain cognitive tasks which frontal cortex mediates. It was confirmed by Staci Gruber, lead researcher and director of marijuana investigations for nonscientific discovery(MIND) program at McLean Hospital.

The researchers found that:

  • 42 % decrease in opioid use amongst the participants of this study
  • Improvement in overall health
  • Improvement in sleep

The patients who were recommended cannabis for various reasons and used different products such as vaporizers, edibles, smoked flowers and topicals. Based on each patient’s need, the cannabinoid levels were different. It may be due to the cannabis they smoked had higher levels of the non- psychoactive CBD, others had high levels of THCA or cannabinoids CBG.
The participants were asked over phone about their medicating habits. There were three different categories of participants. Those who used it for three months, six months and twelve months. An assessment and written test was conducted to judge their memory, inhibitions, decision making and neuroimaging (if found eligible), confirmed Staci Gruber.

Medical Marijuana can alleviate a range of symptoms and it might possibly do wonders to improve the cognitive powers of those suffering disorders that has disrupted their mood and cognitive function. As of now, research are still going on.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leading provider of medical marijuana evaluations in Southern California. As a leading medical marijuana doctor in Orange County and an advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

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