By Ron Crumpton
For years, marijuana has been blamed for the short-term memory loss in users, but now research has found that not all marijuana affects memory in the same way.
University College London has released a study that shows that marijuana strains that have a large disproportion of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to Cannabidiol (CBD) will cause some short-term recall problems, but when the strain contains more CBD, it negates these effects.
Valerie Curran, a psycho-pharmacologist, who led the study say that if you must partake it is best to use these strains, but it also suggest that cannabidiol could provide researchers with insight in to memory formation. This would lead to therapeutic benefits for those suffering from memory disorders.
Furthermore, the study shows that higher levels of CBD also reduce the anxiety and paranoia associated with the consumption of THC.
Since CBD has been shown to relieve convulsion, inflammation, anxiety, and nausea, as well as inhibit cancer cell growth. Therefore, most strains of medical marijuana are engineered to have high levels of CBD.
To put it simply, according to this study most medical marijuana does not cause the negative stereotypes that have been associated with pot for the last 80 years.
The study can be found in the British Journal of Psychiatry.