Cannabidiol, more popularly known as CBD is proving to be a discovery for the ages. CBD has the potential to help treat several conditions. This has led to massive interests, not only on the part of consumers but also on the part of researchers who find themselves somewhat intrigued by the substance and its prowess.

CBD has been found to do an amazing number of things, not least the ability to promote neurogenesis. From having what it takes to reduce cognitive damage caused by trauma, age, mental disorders like PTSD, it is thought that CBD could indeed have positive influences on the memory.

A study conducted by the World Health Organization found that CBD has no detrimental effects on the human body. It is not even addictive and has no untoward effects on the memory like its counterpart THC which has been found to interfere with cognitive functions. Does this therefore necessarily mean that it could have positive effects on a human’s memory? The answer isn’t a straightforward one, to say the least.

A study has revealed already how using THC for long periods of time could impair the memory and how consuming more doses of CBD could help prevent memory impairment. Yet, another study has also come out to say indicate that in heavy cannabis users who have had THC impair their memory, CBD does little to nothing in improving these negative effects on the memory even at a ratio of 2:1.

In a study titled “The effects of cannabidiol on impulsivity and memory during abstinence in cigarette dependent smokers,” it was discovered that in very heavy smokers of cigarette, CBD couldn’t really do much to reverse whatever impairments was cased to their cognitive functions.

Other studies also found that in addicts to cocaine, opioids and other stimulants like tobacco, CBD could actually reduce their addiction habits. But what about cognitive decline or memory loss? Can CBD prevent this? Well, as has been mentioned earlier, CBD has shown to promote neurogenesis which means it can reduce damage to cognitive functions that result from aging, diseases, and trauma.

The big question, however, is whether CBD can actually enhance memory. Studies about that are in their infancy and even though there may be reports out there that it actually could, very little evidence supports such claims of CBD as an enhancer of the memory. What we can state emphatically is that cannabis isn’t that memory-impairing drug.

Unfortunately, the negative effects of THC on the memory are popular. Until we wait for more conclusive findings about how the extent to which CBD could actually enhance or improve the memory, we just have to accept the fact that CBD can only reduce the damage caused to the cognitive functions of the brain.