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What a 30-day break from smoking weed does to your brain

Here’s something pot-using teens should remember: Swearing off marijuana for a month may improve memory.

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital offers “convincing evidence” that adolescents and young adults who abstain from marijuana for 30 days are better at acquiring and storing new information compared to their counterparts who persist in the pot puffing.

The memory improvements — specifically the capacity to absorb new information and access it at a later date — could be seen as early as a week into abstinence, researchers said in the findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

‘This study provides convincing evidence that adolescents and young adults may experience improvement in their ability to learn new information when they stop using cannabis.

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