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


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    Where else but the netherlands.... When I play cod online its a two come minimum.

    er... shouldn't that title read as marijuana improves video game perfornance?.
    Unless video games alsto make you more high.

    I'd be curious to see though if the performance enhancement through mj was carried on post dose or only whilst they were high. If the latter, what's the point?

    When I first read "Video Games Improve Marijuana Performance 43%" I thought it meant that playing games while smoking makes you get high faster.

    4:20 is the ONLY way to game. Can get expensive when you die a lot in TF2 and have a quick one while waiting to respawn. think I have crahed a few people on iRacing as well, trying to spark one while going down the straight halfway through a long race. Maybe I should go in the pits for that one...

      hahaha, iRacing and trying to spark up... classic

    Posted at 4:20am... :)

    Dunno about anyone else but I choof on and off but when I do I barely loose a game lol.

    Who would have thought pot was a performance enhancing drug?

      Yeah I find when smoking up that I concentrate a hell of a lot more than if I were sober, I find that it sucks you into the game and everything around you blocks off, definately needed during an intense game of Black Ops :)

        Have either of you lads seen that family guy ep where Peter and Lois get wasted and play a concert?
        They remember being amazing but the reality is they were horrible.
        I think ther may be Some of that happening here ; )

    If the point of this article was to say this is a good thing I'd like to point out that I thought stuff like that would be generally considered cheating. Not winning.

    ITT: stoners

    I can vouch that "back in my stoner days" Sonic Adventure 2 on Dreamcast was off it's tits!

    i struggle to play SC2 baked but when I really get into it my macro is crazy good. and wow pvp is so much more fun high.

    Is it considered a performance enhancing drug in pro-gaming circles?

    this works because when you smoke up you attention is much more focused on what your doing, but you will find that it takes longer to shift your attention to other things. so yeah, i game stoned all the time its fantastic, you get 100% more immersed in the game and end up playing till like 5am, but trust me that in general weed does not help your memory, in fact i see i a noticeable difference of how quick my memory is when i havent smoked to when i have, given a day or so.

    I finished Dark Sector in about 7 hours on Brutal while punching cones in between levels. Never missed a headshot with the Glaive whilst baked. Having not smoked for about 6 months now i'm finding my abilities dulled somewhat. Coincidence? I think not :-p

    Agreed, except in games that require you to remember shit... then it becomes a bit of a struggle :P

      RPGs are tough when you have no idea what you did in your last sitting (or even half hour ago i 'spose but at least you have a chance).

    This Marijuana is performing awesomely! I gotta thank the video games.

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