Impact of Marijuana on Cerebral Blood Flow

December 19, 2016
Bobby Lazzara, MD

Could marijuana use increase the risk of developing Alzheimer disease?

In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Neurology Times, Dr. Bobby Lazzara reports on a study investigating perfusion in specific brain regions of marijuana users, Alzheimer patients, and controls. The hippocampus, a key target of Alzheimer disease pathology, was especially useful in distinguishing marijuana users from healthy controls.