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Pot makes older people smarter but impairs younger people, scientists say

Pot makes older people smarter but impairs younger people, scientists say

Shelby Lin Erdman |

A low dose of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, could help improve brain function and cognitive ability in aging people, at least it seemed to help older mice, a German team of scientists said, but the reverse was true in younger mice.

A new study in the journal “Nature Medicine” found a daily dose of cannabis extract, not only dramatically improved learning and memory performance in older mice, it significantly impaired the performance in younger mice.

Pot makes older people smarter but impairs younger people, scientists say






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