Good news, college kids: video games and weed help memory

Here's a fun study to be a part of: a Dutch group tested the effects of video games and marijuana use on Alzheimer's patients to see if it helped their memory. And wouldn't you know it? It did.

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?
Kind of crazy, right? Now everyone has an excuse to sit on the couch smoking joints and playing Call of Duty all day: you're preventing Alzheimer's, bro!

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