The link between cannabis and how it affects the brain is a subject we could write on and on about.
But, we have to take note that identifying all the different ways cannabis affects the brain is a complex issue, especially because new studies are being published at an increased rate.
On the one hand, we are bombarded with information that cannabis impairs cognitive function; especially short term-memory.
On the other hand, we are acknowledging that cannabis may act as a neuroprotectant capable of preventing the onset of neurodegenerative diseases even, but this has not evaluated by the FDA.
Why are we getting the mixed messages?
Since cannabis is a complex plant that is made out of hundreds of chemicals, it can affect us in significantly different ways. To be able to understand how it affects our brain, we have to start exploring the endocannabinoid system (ECS).