It has been recognized that cannabis has effects on the brain’s mechanism, but its impact on memory is still uncertain. Some paradoxes remain, as cannabis may be a viable solution in cases of post-traumatic stress while having negative effects on memory in other cases.

Cannabis use has been linked to brain development, so it is strongly discouraged for adolescents, pregnant or lactating women, to use it. In this plant are cannabinoids that can be used to treat specific health problems.

This is why certain special cases, even among young children, should have access to cannabinoids, especially children suffering from Dravet syndrome, which causes sometimes critical epileptic seizures. The impact of cannabis use is interesting although complex to study from a general point of view, with its overall effects on the body.

What does cannabis affect?

Cannabis has a real influence on the brain, but it will vary from case to case and from person to person. Further research is needed to refine and confirm the consequences of cannabis on the body.

Now let’s talk about how cannabis affects the brain. Receptors to naturally produced regulatory substances by neurons (endocannabinoids) are present in the brain. Some circuits involving these receivers act in regulating storage.

It affects the circulation of blood in various parts of the brain: the hippocampus, the frontal lobes, and the cerebellum. But the cannabinoids present in cannabis also have a role as “biological switches”. That is, the electrical signals in our brains are affected by their fault. It is important to know that many plants contain many different cannabinoids and that each can have a different effect on the brain and memory depending on the person. Sativa” cannabinoid varieties are famous to have mentally stimulating properties, while “Indica” varieties can slow brain function or even cause drowsiness.

As for the effects on memory, to fully understand them, it is necessary to know all the types of memories that exist and the different consequences of cannabis use on each of them.

Short-term memory

Usually, this memory only stores information temporarily and then forgets it. Cannabis affect the memory perception of the environment in which you are at the moment , hindering your interactions with this external environment and making them slower. For instance, the case of post-traumatic stress disorder, it is this property of cannabis that can be beneficial in relieving your pain.

Long-term memory

This memory store all the memories and information of your life. So,this plant can compromise your ability to remember the past, making it easier to manage unwanted memories. People who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder daily may have it reduced by cannabis use. However, it should be noted that scientists have still not been able to agree on this beneficial aspect of the plant.

Verbal memory

This memory impairment is caused by a loss of concentration. Despite studies proving that word memory can be affected by cannabis use, it is also said that only one word is lost per five years of use, which is relatively little and therefore not at all dissuasive for consumers. It is true, however, that under the influence of this plant, people can quickly become distracted and have difficulty pronouncing words and making coherent sentences.

Spatial memory

Studies proves that THC significantly affects spatial memory, which you use to locate yourself and your surroundings, for example, the place where you put your belongings . Your vision of the immediate environment is no longer optimal.

Working memory

Although some athletes and athletes have claimed that cannabis has improved their performance, a recent study has shown that cannabis users end up with poorer results on various tests. This memory, in particular, allows us to analyze the information and situations received to establish connections in our brain and develop our thought thread. It helps us to analyze, think, learn, react to information received on an ongoing basis.

In conclusion,Cannabis is an effective aid against painful or even traumatic memories. Whether related to accidents, past or present events, these memories affect you directly through your brain, with flashbacks or sudden discomfort caused by a particular sound, smell, place… In this respect, by influencing the consumer’s memory, cannabis can help traumatized people to alleviate their suffering and harmful memories.

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