Study Says Marijuana Improves Game Performance, Memory

Many gamers will declare that marijuana improves their game performance, but the testimony of a pothead is generally taken with a grain of salt.

However, a study has shown that there may be some truth to this steroids-for-gamers effect.

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?

The best FPS player I’ve ever met was an avid user of marijuana (among other things) — a player who won tournaments throughout Europe, then traveled across the Atlantic to kick some more ass in North America. He said that on LSD or Mushrooms, his performance suffered, but smoking pot put him right in the zone.

Note: GameFront does not endorse or condone drug use in any form, medicinal or otherwise. So stop taking that heart medication.

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