Effects of chronic, heavy cannabis use on executive functions.

  title={Effects of chronic, heavy cannabis use on executive functions.},
  author={Rebecca D. Crean and Susan F. Tapert and Arpi L Minassian and Kai Macdonald and Natania A. Crane and Barbara J. Mason},
  journal={Journal of addiction medicine},
  volume={5 1},
This case describes the clinical course of a cannabis-dependent individual entering a 12-week abstinence-based research program. The case illustrates the effects of chronic, heavy cannabis use on executive functions at three time points: 1) 24 hours of abstinence; 2) 4 weeks of abstinence; and 3) 12 weeks of abstinence. It is followed by discussions by two clinical psychologists and a psychiatrist. The findings described here have important clinical implications, as executive functions have a… CONTINUE READING
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