Marijuana and Alcohol

Examines how marijuana and alcohol affect the human memory.

A wide range of evidence, with reasonable consistency, indicates that alcohol use has deleterious effects on memory, both short- and long-term. With regard to cannabis abuse the evidence is less clear-cut. This paper begins by introducing models of memory and methods of memory assessment. Then the effects of chronic alcohol abuse on memory are examined. Subsequently, the impacts of marijuana use on memory are outlined.