Central nervous system (CNS) is the most important studied target of marijuana’s THC. Central nervous system contains many marijuana-THC receptors called cannabinoid receptors. According to Crockford When THC from marijuana binds the receptor in the brain it leads to impairment of the user’s memory. The user has the difficulty learning the new material and even more difficulty recalling the read or heard material. Students with these side effects have trouble concentrating during the classes and listening to the instructor. Even when they try listening to the professor, the students under the influence of marijuana tend to forget the content of the material presented during classes very easily. This would require marijuana users to spend more time studying for the classes, but studies report opposite. According to the studies at the University of Loyola, students who are using marijuana tend to spend less time studying and much more time socializing with others. Marijuana users tend to study 12.2 hours a week... [continues]
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