Long-term Marijuana Use and Cognitive Impairment in Middle Age-commentary
Long-term Marijuana Use and Cognitive Impairment in Middle Age, JAMA Internal Medicine, published online Feb. 1, 2016
Wayne Hall, PhD1,2; Michael Lynskey, PhD2
During the last 20 years, there have been substantial changes in the legal status and public perception of marijuana in the United States. Decriminalization, medical dispensaries with marijuana for those with a physician’s note, and legalization of marijuana in several states have resulted in increased availability and more relaxed views toward marijuana use. However, to our knowledge, relatively little research has been done on the risks of long-term marijuana use.