Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says

Weed affects your ability to make decisions, control emotions, remember important data, plan, organize and solve problems, a new study found, and that impact may last well past your initial high.

Health, Marijuana Affects Your Brain's Ability To Function At Higher Levels

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Studies have long shown that getting high can harm cognitive function. Now, a new review of research, published Thursday in the journal Addiction, finds that impact may last well beyond the initial high, especially for adolescents

Weed affects your ability to make decisions, control emotions, remember important data, plan, organize and solve problems, a new study found, and that impact may last well past your initial high.

Weed can affect your ability to make decisions, solve problems and perform other cognitive functions, a study found.If you don't, that's not surprising. As more and more states move to legalize marijuana, the stereotypical mind-numbing effects of weed have become passé, often replaced by an acceptance of the drug as an acceptable way to socialize, relax and get better sleep.But while society may have forgotten the impact that weed can have on the brain, science has not. Studies have long shown that getting high can harm cognitive function. Now, a new review of research, published Thursday in the journal Addiction, finds that impact may last well beyond the initial high, especially for adolescents."Our study enabled us to highlight several areas of cognition impaired by cannabis use, including problems concentrating and difficulties remembering and learning, which may have considerable impact on users' daily lives," said coauthor Dr. Alexandre Dumais, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal.Read More"Cannabis use in youth may consequently lead to reduced educational attainment, and, in adults, to poor work performance and dangerous driving. These consequences may be worse in regular and heavy users," Dumais said.Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study saysWeed's impact on the brain can be particularly detrimental to cognitive development for youth, whose brains are still developing, said Dr. Megan Moreno, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, who was not involved in the study. "This study provides strong evidence for negative cognitive effects of cannabis use, and should be taken as critical evidence to prioritize prevention of cannabis use in youth," Moreno said."And contrary to the time of Cheech and Chong, we now know that the brain continues to develop through age 25. "Parents should be aware that adolescents using cannabis are at risk for damage to their most important organ, their brain."Higher-level thinkingThe newly published review looked at studies on over 43,000 people and found a negative impact of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, on the brain's higher levels of thinking. Those executive functions include the ability to make decisions, remember important data, plan, organize and solve problems, as well as control emotions and behavior.Uncontrollable vomiting due to marijuana use on rise, study findsCan you recover or reverse those deficits? Scientists aren't sure."Research has revealed that THC is a fat-soluble compound that may be stored in body fat and, thus, gradually released into the bloodstream for months," Dumais said, adding that high-quality research is needed to establish the long-term impact of that exposure.Some studies say the negative effects on the brain may ease after weed is discontinued, but that may also depend on the amount, frequency and years of marijuana use. The age in which weed use began may also play a role, if it falls within the crucial developmental period of the youthful brain."Thus far, the most consistent alterations produced by cannabis use, mostly its chronic use, during youth have been observed in the prefrontal cortex," Dumais said."Such alterations may potentially lead to a long-term disruption of cognitive and executive functions."Get CNN Health's weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team.

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I truly believe that's not something 'Snoop dog, Katt Williams will agreed with.' Imagine that! Lies. Hahahaha silly CNN Although meta-analysis research can be enlightening and open new opportunities of research, this is not enough to suggest these results without considering other confounding factors, as well as without using control groups and randomization…

Kinda like booze. Yeah let's legalize it! Let's get a society that is incapable of thinking and planning. 🤦🏾‍♂️ So how bout that legal heroin in Oregon? Perfectly OK huh ? No cognitive damage ? Because marijuana is only used by people of color correct ? Opiods are just as safe yes ? It is harm. Communicators, content creators and artists couldnt disagree more 😄🤷🏻‍♀️

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🏃🏃 Ok potheads let's hear from you That is true 🤣 the thing can make you see an elephant ride a bike that others can't see🤣🤣 I'm higher 🤣🤣 marijuana is love.... stop spreed false reports🤪 Eso depende de la dosis que se le suministra al adolescente y porqué ha de consumir marihuana, en caso de que sea recetada por especialistas, ya que puede suceder que las medicinas convencionales no les alivian.

I knew this decades ago and can personally vouch for it! LOL Even without taking marijuana, many of us globally are not keen about thinking and planning. Aren't many of us spontaneous, whimsical, and shallow😉? If it did, you would not report it. The media will only tell people lies to make them more ignorant and bullheaded.

Babies can’t chew or digest steak 🥩 and no one should eat it every single day. Same with alcohol or anything really Todo mundo sabe que essa merda faz mal.

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More states make more money from selling the recreational marijuana. Who cares if young people have less ability to think and learn? It's all about the money after all... 🤔 Don’t care. Alcohol is much worse for you Talk about stating the damn obvious. SEE.......... Rubbish!!!!! well that’s OK. We will legalize it because we want the tax revenue

Yep, you can’t think when you are high as F. Excuse my language. LOL

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If adolescents were occupied enough with positive work ethics their brain would ultimately keep them in a motivated, and inspire move to skip the high but be about the jobs they like doing. Well it stops you getting covid. Appreciate art. List vividcoin We are Bahraini nation wish to work as we born in Bahrain and wish to work in private sector and government to support our kids as to serve and giving money

Hahahahahha no way dont believe that Uh no studies cited, no data shown. This was merely an opinion piece, touting itself as science. Which clearly it wasn't. CNNantiMarijuana Study deez nutz Joey B is definitely on the pot And CNN anchors 'No shit', says everyone else.

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what lol. I remember more when I'm stoned. Ya think? I don't think so, except if they mix it with chemicals they not suppose to. Brought to you by the Alcohol Industry I didn’t know that Biden smoked that whacky Tobaccy. Yeah, I call BS... thank god its almost legal everywhere pot taxes will help take care of the kids

Adam ruins everything said studies proved marijuana has no effect(at least long term) on people who are over the age of 22.

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Yeah, its' hell trying to remember where you left something five minutes ago. No wonder those people who always take it does not think straight No shit Sherlock. No wonder the long term results... Elon Musk says… What are your talking about? It’s legal so the government can get tax money. It’s fine and what does alcohol do? Same. But it is legal everywhere.

Perfect… a good way to stop thinking about that mess, which is going on right now. The amount of alcohol I would need to accomplish that would just straight kill me. BULLSHIT! NICE TRY BIG PHARMA!!!! Lol imagine having to conduct a study to figure this out.

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TLDR Seriously why do you hate marijuana so much? MORE LIES!!! That’s why Kids should smoke anything; however pot will always be a healthier choice then alcohol; before you judge remember pot is natural and alcohol is literally poison… Dogelonmars has some very beautiful comics, I suggest you watch them elon🔥🔥 mfoundation and dogelonmars want to give eternal life to human beings, join them elon👀❤️ Dogelonmars says The citizens of Mars will enjoy much longer lives than those humans have lived in Earth

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This is a joke right are you even testing people that smoke everyday and work a full time job Iv been smoking and work I got for years with no problems and know lots of people that do

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CNN MARIJUANA ACTUALLY PREVENTS COVID 😷 INFECTION And how does alcohol compare? Oh, just stop...lol And that is news Whoever wrote this gets shit weed. Drugs are no good in all. Wow! BREAKING NEWS from CNN O bullshit

CNN's pedophilia is bad for adolescents. That is true Inyera, hehry inyera.. Of course it does. Why are we wasting time studying obvious stuff like this? waste Don't bogart it. Yes I used to work with several people over the years who were high at work and yes it was like having to work with Cheech and Chong. Not fun!

Or this If the brain isn't fully developed until the age 25 as some STUDIES say then of course ANY substance can affect the brain , not only cannabis but ALL substances. I even read that cannabis can PROMOTE brain growth , so pick your poison and who reports on it.. It's not called dope for nothing... Although there is anecdotal evidence children born of mothers who have smoked tend to be of above average intelligence. I wouldn't mind getting some feedback on this.

Just like alcohol?

I started smoking weed in 2003 and in 2016 I was diagnosed with bipolar and I was told that the weed triggered it. Here come the Mary Jane haters. It's been all F1 haters of late. Enough of this futile shit. We know already.. Next.. So you may not get COVID, but you don’t know what COVID is and if you have a job.

Pfizer got you running damage control huh If weed could get rid of Covid would you say it was bad? I hear it something in it that's could.Lets research and find out Ever notice CNN has the 1950 mentality when it comes to marijuana.. 😆😆😆😆 CNN and another study against cannabis. I have came up with my most creative ideas and plans while I was high. Also IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO STUDY CANNABIS, cuz it hit every person different and every strain has different effects.

Cool, now do alcohol which is legal... Totally disagree with this study!!! Some people (me) actually do better when pressured when participating in getting 'HIGH' as you put it. Really? I've known and noticed my brother who's been a pothead since the 80's is so stupid now, he's almost retarded. Should have paid me the research money.

Where have I heard DEAD HEADS before They knew since the 70s smoking cigarettes will give you lung cancer and yet they are still selling cigarettes (how many people die a year from lung cancer ) Duh FUTA but you'll remember the to that pizza place at 3 am No kidding No shit who would’ve thought big surprize, as if that was unknown

CNN this is why nobody like you. It may positively affect it too. I work a whole lot better when I smoke.

What about getting stoned?

(CNN)Remember those classic stoner dudes -- Cheech and Chong, anyone? -- spending their days in a weed-drenched room (or car), capable of little besides finding that next great high? Weed can affect your ability to make decisions, solve problems and perform other cognitive functions, a study found.If you don't, that's not surprising. As more and more states move to legalize marijuana, the stereotypical mind-numbing effects of weed have become passé, often replaced by an acceptance of the drug as an acceptable way to socialize, relax and get better sleep.But while society may have forgotten the impact that weed can have on the brain, science has not. Studies have long shown that getting high can harm cognitive function. Now, a new review of research, published Thursday in the journal Addiction, finds that impact may last well beyond the initial high, especially for adolescents."Our study enabled us to highlight several areas of cognition impaired by cannabis use, including problems concentrating and difficulties remembering and learning, which may have considerable impact on users' daily lives," said coauthor Dr. Alexandre Dumais, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal.Read More"Cannabis use in youth may consequently lead to reduced educational attainment, and, in adults, to poor work performance and dangerous driving. These consequences may be worse in regular and heavy users," Dumais said.Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study saysWeed's impact on the brain can be particularly detrimental to cognitive development for youth, whose brains are still developing, said Dr. Megan Moreno, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, who was not involved in the study. "This study provides strong evidence for negative cognitive effects of cannabis use, and should be taken as critical evidence to prioritize prevention of cannabis use in youth," Moreno said."And contrary to the time of Cheech and Chong, we now know that the brain continues to develop through age 25. "Parents should be aware that adolescents using cannabis are at risk for damage to their most important organ, their brain."Higher-level thinkingThe newly published review looked at studies on over 43,000 people and found a negative impact of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, on the brain's higher levels of thinking. Those executive functions include the ability to make decisions, remember important data, plan, organize and solve problems, as well as control emotions and behavior.Uncontrollable vomiting due to marijuana use on rise, study findsCan you recover or reverse those deficits? Scientists aren't sure."Research has revealed that THC is a fat-soluble compound that may be stored in body fat and, thus, gradually released into the bloodstream for months," Dumais said, adding that high-quality research is needed to establish the long-term impact of that exposure.Some studies say the negative effects on the brain may ease after weed is discontinued, but that may also depend on the amount, frequency and years of marijuana use. The age in which weed use began may also play a role, if it falls within the crucial developmental period of the youthful brain."Thus far, the most consistent alterations produced by cannabis use, mostly its chronic use, during youth have been observed in the prefrontal cortex," Dumais said."Such alterations may potentially lead to a long-term disruption of cognitive and executive functions."Get CNN Health's weekly newsletter Sign up here to get The Results Are In with Dr. Sanjay Gupta every Tuesday from the CNN Health team. In addition, some studies have shown that"early and frequent cannabis use in adolescence predicts poor cognition in adulthood," he added. While science sorts this out,"preventive and interventional measures to educate youths on cannabis use and discourage them from using the substance in a chronic manner should be considered ... since youths remain particularly susceptible to the effects of cannabis," Dumais said.