Published Mar 22, 2020

Johnson S. Leonard  

Mary K. Pathak


With the legalization of recreational marijuana, the concerns about its potential negative impact on abusers’ cognitive and mental health have not been being discussed thoroughly. Driven by commercial interests, many marijuana-related scientific research results have not been well considered in the policy making process. When people subconsciously indulge in something that is already notorious, they avoid it and overemphasize what seems good, while using illogical analogies to obliterate the disadvantages. We herein will objectively review the potential short- and long-term effects of marijuana, so as to sound the alarm for the legal use of marijuana.



Marijuana, Cognition Distortion, Memory Impairment, Intelligence Decline, Addition Potential

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How to Cite
Leonard, J. S., & Pathak, . M. K. (2020). Legal Use of Marijuana: Will Scientific Evidence Overwhelm Self-Perceived High Feeling?. Science Insights, 32(3), 133–137. https://doi.org/10.15354/si.20.re051