Video Games Improve Marijuana Performance 43%

Video Games Improve Marijuana Performance 43%

There aren’t many things that marijuana users say weed can’t make better. Take this guy I used to know. His name was Mike. Every once in a while we’d hang out with a few other guys and play ridiculous amounts of Halo 2. Occasionally Mike would light up during our fragfests.

I could never beat that guy when he was baked. Granted, I wasn’t very good, but Mike would always swear he played better when he was stoned.

How appropriate, then, that marijuana and video games are being used as a possible means for treating Alzheimer’s Disease?

The medical marijuana lifestyle magazine Culture reports on a recent medical study that uses both video games and marijuana to treat Alzheimer’s patients.

The Groningen Mental Enhancement Department in the Netherlands recently conducted a one-year study to see how gaming and cannabis can affect the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. All the test subjects played increasingly challenging games each day, but half the group was also administered smoke. Would you believe that the marijuana test group scored 43 percent better memory retention than the control group?

That’s good news for Alzheimer’s patients, but contrary to what the marijuana mag would have you believe, it isn’t conclusive proof that smoking up makes you a better gamer.

Joy Stick Via Culture

Republished from Kotaku