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Association Between the Use of Cannabis and Physical Violence in Youths: A Meta-Analytical Investigation

June 1, 2020 - 20:00
Link: Association Between the Use of Cannabis and Physical Violence in Youths: A Meta-Analytical InvestigationArticle Date: Monday, June 1, 2020Monday, June 1, 2020Tags:

After screening 11,348 potential studies....These results demonstrate a moderate association between cannabis use and physical violence, which remained significant regardless of study design and adjustment for confounding factors (i.e., socioeconomic factors, other substance use). Cannabis use in this population is a risk factor for violence.

Cannabis Increases Propensity for False Memories

May 8, 2020 - 20:16
Link: Cannabis Increases Propensity for False MemoriesArticle Date: Friday, May 8, 2020Friday, May 8, 2020Tags:

To look for longer-term effects of cannabis, the experimenters called the subjects back a week later and tested them again on the word lists, this time with a few different dummy words thrown in. They also re-interviewed the subjects about the VR scenarios using a combination of old and new questions. As before, they found lower memory accuracy in the word-association test in those who had been intoxicated compared with sober participants. There were no statistically significant differences between the groups for the virtual reality scenarios, a result that Kloft says may indicate memory decay over time in all participants.

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