Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Medical Factors That Help and Hinder Memory?

Mary L. Windle, PharmD; Zab Mosenifar, MD; Asim Tarabar, MD

Disclosures

February 18, 2015

Although marijuana use does impair short-term memory, it does not significantly alter factual elements of personal experiences or narratives. The level of impairment is dose-related and is influenced by the user's tolerance of the drug. Minor errors in time perception, number sequences, and verbal recall have been well studied. However, no major studies have confirmed long-term impairment of memory loss as a direct result of marijuana use.

For more on conditions related to marijuana use, read here.

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