History of cannabis use is associated with altered gait.

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Drug and alcohol dependence, ISSN: 1879-0046, Vol: 178, Page: 215-222

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2017
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10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.05.017
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Pearson-Dennett, Verity, Todd, Gabrielle, Wilcox, Robert A, Vogel, Adam P, White, Jason M, Thewlis, Dominic
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Elsevier BV
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Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, Medicine
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Despite evidence that cannabinoid receptors are located in movement-related brain regions (e.g., basal ganglia, cerebral cortex, and cerebellum), and that chronic cannabis use is associated with structural and functional brain changes, little is known about the long-term effect of cannabis use on human movement. The aim of the current study was to investigate balance and walking gait in adults with a history of cannabis use. We hypothesised that cannabis use is associated with subtle changes in gait and balance that are insufficient in magnitude for detection in a clinical setting.

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