An article in MNT reports that people who use cannabis are more likely to experience false memories than those who do not use the drug. It is known that cannabis use can impair the user’s ability to retain new information and recover memories, but this research suggests that chronic use may distort memories and make false memories more likely to form. These memory deficiencies were present in people even after they had stopped consuming cannabis for one month prior and were affected by how much cannabis the person had used throughout their life. These findings are concerning from a clinical perspective, as they point to the fact that long-term use of cannabis may lead to greater age-related memory loss and confusion. To read this article in its entirety, click here.