Alcohol cognition Safety Uncategorized

It’s not what you see: Adolescent cannabis exposure impacts how the brain functions, even if it doesn’t affect brain structure

A recent article published in the journal, Addiction, looked at the impact of adolescent alcohol and cannabis use on brain structural characteristics. The scientists used a brain imaging technique called MRI (yes, the same thing used to diagnose your torn ACL) and looked at numerous characteristics relating to number of brain cells and how they […]

cognition Microbiome

How cannabis’ effect on your poop could affect your brain

It’s not just click bait. The bacteria that line your gut, from your esophagus to your colon, are now being increasingly recognized to have an impact on brain function via the Gut-Brain Axis. This bacterial composition matters; bacteria can activate nerves that connect the gut to the brain, influence neurotransmitter and hormone signaling, and induce brain inflammation. […]