Brain Health and Future Outcomes
- Learning, memory, and attention are impaired after using cannabis, and the damage may last even after people stop using it.
What you need to know about cannabis and brain health
- Cannabis use directly affects the brain—especially the parts responsible for memory, learning, attention, decision-making, coordination, emotions, and reaction time.
For more information, please visit:
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