The Grass Might Be Greener: Medical Marijuana Patients Exhibit Altered Brain Activity And Improved Executive Function After 3 Months Of Treatment

Cognitive Function (Decreasing) Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers

Key Findings

Following 3 months of treatment, MMJ patients demonstrated improved task performance accompanied by changes in brain activation patterns within the cingulate cortex and frontal regions. Moreover, patients in the current study also reported improvements in clinical state and health-related measures as well as notable decreases in prescription medication use, particularly opioids and benzodiapezines after 3 months of treatment.

Information and Links


Link: The Grass Might Be Greener: Medical Marijuana Patients Exhibit Altered Brain Activity And Improved Executive Function After 3 Months Of Treatment

Year: 2018

DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00983


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Cognitive Function (Decreasing) — 4


Probability toward demonstrable efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Cognitive Function (Decreasing) according to the results found in this study.

Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers — 4


Probability toward demonstrable efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Medical Cannabis