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Keep off the grass? Cannabis, cognition and addiction

Curran, HV; Freeman, TP; Mokrysz, C; Lewis, DA; Morgan, CJ; Parsons, LH; (2016) Keep off the grass? Cannabis, cognition and addiction. Nature Reviews Neuroscience , 17 (5) pp. 293-306. 10.1038/nrn.2016.28. Green open access

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Abstract

In an increasing number of states and countries, cannabis now stands poised to join alcohol and tobacco as a legal drug. Quantifying the relative adverse and beneficial effects of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids should therefore be prioritized. Whereas newspaper headlines have focused on links between cannabis and psychosis, less attention has been paid to the much more common problem of cannabis addiction. Certain cognitive changes have also been attributed to cannabis use, although their causality and longevity are fiercely debated. Identifying why some individuals are more vulnerable than others to the adverse effects of cannabis is now of paramount importance to public health. Here, we review the current state of knowledge about such vulnerability factors, the variations in types of cannabis, and the relationship between these and cognition and addiction.

Type: Article
Title: Keep off the grass? Cannabis, cognition and addiction
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/nrn.2016.28
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrn.2016.28
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited. This is final accepted manuscript version of the article published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrn.2016.28
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1489385
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