Fort Lauderdale, Florida / June 2022 / Marijuana has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties, but what about its effect on cognitive abilities? Dr. Richard Hill of Lab Doctor weighs in on the effects of marijuana on healthcare professionals and provides information and practical suggestions to help you take responsibility for your own medical decisions.
There is evidence that marijuana use may cause persistent deficits in attention, verbal memory, working memory, decision making, and executive function. These deficits may be worse in adolescents who begin smoking marijuana at an early age.
Cannabis use has also been associated with an increased risk of developing psychosis, especially in people with a family history of psychosis. People who use cannabis daily are more likely to develop psychotic symptoms than those who use it less often.
If you are a healthcare professional, it is important to be aware of the potential cognitive effects of marijuana use. If you are using marijuana, be sure to tell your doctor or other healthcare provider so that they can monitor your cognitive function and help you make informed decisions about your treatment.
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About Dr. Richard Hill:
Dr. Richard Hill graduated with Honors from the University of Florida as a Physician Assistant after being honorably discharged from the Elite Army Rangers as a combat medic. He eventually went on to attend Nova Southeastern University where he obtained his medical degree in Osteopathic medicine with Honors. As a highly trained physician, Dr. Richard Hill specializes in general family medicine and currently holds the title of Medical Director at Fort Lauderdale’s Lab Doctor.
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