Scientists at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York, found that patients with bipolar I (BD I) disorder who used marijuana performed better on neuropsychological testing than patients who never used cannabis.
Tests of attention, processing speed, and working memory of reported pot smokers were significantly higher than results of other BD 1 patients, reports Mark Cowen at News Medical.
It has long been thought that some marijuana users were in fact “self-medicating” – using marijuana as a treatments for physical or psychological illnesses. This latest study suggests that treatment may work in the case of bipolar patients.
Of course, the feds have banned all legitimate research on medical marijuana, because it’s not produced by big pharm, and the major drug companies don’t stand to make any money from marijuana treatments.
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