Event Title

The Effects of Marijuana Use on Cognition and the Impact of Current Marijuana Policy and Legislation on Society

Mentor 1

Professor Krista Lisdahl

Mentor 2

Professor David Pate & Professor Topitzes

Mentor 3

Professor Tom LeBel

Location

Union 260

Start Date

24-4-2015 1:40 PM

Description

This presentation outlines a critical review of data from recent research examining the impact of marijuana use on human cognition. Included are findings from studies that have assessed the effects of marijuana use on multiple cognitive domains, such as IQ and driving, along with a summary of relevant neuroimaging information. Careful consideration will be taken to distinguish between the acute and long-term consequences of marijuana use as well as the dose-dependent effects. Finally, the public health impact of current marijuana policy and legislation is also investigated.

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Apr 24th, 1:40 PM

The Effects of Marijuana Use on Cognition and the Impact of Current Marijuana Policy and Legislation on Society

Union 260

This presentation outlines a critical review of data from recent research examining the impact of marijuana use on human cognition. Included are findings from studies that have assessed the effects of marijuana use on multiple cognitive domains, such as IQ and driving, along with a summary of relevant neuroimaging information. Careful consideration will be taken to distinguish between the acute and long-term consequences of marijuana use as well as the dose-dependent effects. Finally, the public health impact of current marijuana policy and legislation is also investigated.