The forgetful, lazy stoner stereotype could be dying a slow yet steady death. Researchers have potentially poked more holes in the notion that cannabis users are forgetful and that the plant causes memory loss.
In a study recently published in Nature Medicine, scientific researchers from the University of Bonn, Germany found that low doses of THC appear to improve the memory and learning abilities of older mice. This improvement in age-related decline of cognitive abilities could eventually lead to the development of treatment programs using medical marijuana to slow down the brain aging process in humans.
Functions of the endocannabinoid system typically decline as people get older. The research team indicated that this system could have something to do with the aging process. The researchers gave THC to mice at two, 12 and 18 months of age and then conducted