Using Marijuna Can Affect The Way You Walk – Finds Study

By Staff

It isn't just the brain, but marijuna can also affect the way you walk. It might sound a little awkward, but yes a new study has found that smoking marijuna affects the elbows, shoulders and knees when you walk.

During the study, experts at the University of South Australia had taken into consideration 44 people, mostly in their 20s. The participants were divided in two groups -marijuna smokers and non-users.

The participants underwent balance and gait tests using motion capture systems and clinical neurological examinations into their movements.

Results showed that those who smoked marijuna had their knees moving quicker than non-smokers. In addition to this, their elbows were also showing more flexibility, while their shoulders were more rigid.


However, there were no major differences when it came to neurological functions and balancing skills.

According to the researchers, further study is required to investigate if the subtle gait changes observed in this population become more apparent with ageing and increased cannabis use.

Meanwhile, the researchers are hoping to carry out more experiments into how marijuana affects joints as the drug is beginning to become legal in certain parts of the world, including several states across America.

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    Story first published: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 23:00 [IST]
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