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Old April 24th, 2014, 05:20 PM
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Default Casual marijuana use linked to brain abnormalities

First study to show effects of small time use; more “joints” equal more damage
April 16, 2014 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO --- Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report. The study was a collaboration between Northwestern Medicine® and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

This is the first study to show casual use of marijuana is related to major brain changes. It showed the degree of brain abnormalities in these regions is directly related to the number of joints a person smoked per week. The more joints a person smoked, the more abnormal the shape, volume and density of the brain regions.

“This study raises a strong challenge to the idea that casual marijuana use isn’t associated with bad consequences,” said corresponding and co-senior study author Hans Breiter, M.D. He is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a psychiatrist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

“Some of these people only used marijuana to get high once or twice a week,” Breiter said. “People think a little recreational use shouldn’t cause a problem, if someone is doing OK with work or school. Our data directly says this is not the case.”

- See more at: Casual Marijuana Use Linked to Brain Abnormalities: Northwestern University News
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Old April 24th, 2014, 06:52 PM
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Of course, people who use weed often are not worried about it.
Too many issues to worry about and too much stress can kill you.


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I think the biggest side effect of pot smoking is that it causes an impairment in brain function leading to conversion to the tea party.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 01:44 PM
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My understanding is that the grass that these folks are smoking these days is much more potent than the grass that was around back in the '60's. So it's not surprising that these "young adults" who are "hopped up" on this stuff are having problems.
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