An Observational, Longitudinal Study of Cognition in Medical Cannabis Patients over the Course of 12 Months of Treatment: Preliminary Results

  title={An Observational, Longitudinal Study of Cognition in Medical Cannabis Patients over the Course of 12 Months of Treatment: Preliminary Results},
  author={Kelly A. Sagar and M. Kathryn Dahlgren and Ashley M Lambros and Rosemary T Smith and Celine El-Abboud and Staci A. Gruber},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society},
  pages={648 - 660}
Abstract Objective: Cannabis use has increased dramatically across the country; however, few studies have assessed the long-term impact of medical cannabis (MC) use on cognition. Studies examining recreational cannabis users generally report cognitive decrements, particularly in those with adolescent onset. As MC patients differ from recreational consumers in motives for use, product selection, and age of onset, we assessed cognitive and clinical measures in well-characterized MC patients over… 
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