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  • Nadia Solowij, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
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Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the world, but the question of whether its long-term use can result in lasting and irreparable cognitive impairment remains controversial. This well-argued volume provides an extensive and comprehensive critical review of the literature relevant to cannabis and cognitive functioning, examining the evidence in the light of important recent findings in the pharmacology and neuropsychology of cannabis. Original studies conducted by the author are presented, utilizing one of the most modern and sensitive tools available to assess cognitive functioning - event-related potentials or ERPs. Her conclusion, that long-term cannabis use may produce irreversible impairment in memory, attention and the organization and integration of complex functions, will be of compelling interest to a wide range of clinicians, researchers and policy makers.

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‘Everyone with a serious interest in the marijuana debate should have a copy of this book, for its thorough review of the topic and for its new data.’

Alan Anderson Source: New Scientist

‘… a useful text, providing a comprehensive overview of the research into cannabis from its inception to present day. It provides a through starting point to those interested in the wider reaching sociological aspects of cannabis use.’

Adria L. Degia Source: Medical Sociology

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