Expert at Alberta symposium concerned about cannabis’ effects on memory, language, mood

A week before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, the University of Alberta hosted a symposium on Tuesday centered around the impact of the drug.

The Cannabis Research Symposium featured health experts who presented, debated and discussed the effects cannabis and endocannabinoids have on the brain and behaviours.

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The discussion also steered towards the social impacts of legalization, which happens on Oct. 17.

Health professionals gather at the University of Alberta to discuss the impact of the legalization of marijuana, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

Health professionals gather at the University of Alberta to discuss the impact of the legalization of marijuana, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

Su-Ling Goh, Global News

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