Technische Universität München

The Entrepreneurial University

Cannabinoids (hashish and marijuana) are substances able to elicit psychic changes like those manifested in the course of psychosis. The active ingredient of cannabinoids, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) modifies the function of the brain bringing sensation of euphoria, relaxation and amplified sensory perception. Consumption of cannabinoids could lead to destruction of some neuron receptors in the brain resulting in attention deficits, memory loss and impaired learning ability. Cannabinoids are widely used for its altering mood and relaxation properties. Lack of scientific evidence for performance enhancing properties of cannabis is associated with the strong evidence of its adverse effects on psychomotor performance and cognitive function in the user.