Researchers at New York’s Hillside Hospital in Long Island and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine are reporting that marijuana use may have cognitive benefits for people with bipolar disorder.

Results published in this month’s journal Psychiatry Research indicated that who had a history of marijuana use showed “significantly better neurocognitive performance, particularly on measures of attention, processing speed, and working memory” than did the study participants who did not use marijuana, according to the researchers.

Add bipolar disorder to multiple sclerosis, diabetes, crohn’s disease and cancer pain as conditions for which research has shown marijuana can help.

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