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Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds
Fox News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Loren Grush

Posted on 04/15/2014 2:49:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects.

For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes—and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures.

The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: brainabnormalities; cannabis; liberalagenda; libertarian; marijuana; pot; warondrugs; wod
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1 posted on 04/15/2014 2:49:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Nah... can’t be so. This MUST be propaganda from the anti-weed establishment....

Or so the pro-pot “libertarian-types” will say...


2 posted on 04/15/2014 2:51:14 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: TheBattman

Or it is the medical community saying this so they can prescribe more meds as opposed to those who smoke weed for pain!!


3 posted on 04/15/2014 2:52:29 PM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: Olog-hai

Amanda Bynes....could the marijuana be responsible for her hospitalization?


4 posted on 04/15/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: hsmomx3

The government will like this also as they can take money form the deserving and give it to the abnormal.


5 posted on 04/15/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Olog-hai

So...........how long ya think Biden, Reid and Pelosi been partakin?


6 posted on 04/15/2014 2:56:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

So if I try it my brain will again be like an 18-25 year old?


7 posted on 04/15/2014 2:56:34 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Olog-hai
..Talking with a Ron Paul Supporter Part 3
8 posted on 04/15/2014 2:57:01 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: steve86

Sure, if all brains of 18-25 year olds are abnormal.


9 posted on 04/15/2014 2:57:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

"Dude.....wait....what?"

10 posted on 04/15/2014 2:57:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mountainlion

When I hear how many different types of meds some of my friends are taking, I am speechless. Some of these people have a monthly bill for meds of at least $400!!!! Anti-depressants, blood pressure meds, thyroid meds, etc.


11 posted on 04/15/2014 2:58:10 PM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: Olog-hai

And where are the studies that link it with crime, unemployment, welfare, higher prison populations and the like?

Look. Keeping marijuana illegal IS NOT just another version of Prohibition. The WOD may be a failure but only because Big Gov has found ways to manipulate anti-marijuana laws.

But to legalize all pot would only worsen our social and economic problems.


12 posted on 04/15/2014 2:58:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, well, well. So much for the doesn’t hurt anyone theory.


13 posted on 04/15/2014 2:58:32 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Olog-hai

14 posted on 04/15/2014 2:59:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mastador1

So...........how long ya think Biden, Reid and Pelosi been partakin?

_______________________________________________

At least as long as Obama has.30 years? Maybe longer, since they’re older.


15 posted on 04/15/2014 3:00:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

This study is bunk and I’ll tell you why....it, uh, er, I would say, uh...crap, I forgot.


16 posted on 04/15/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: hsmomx3
Anti-depressants, blood pressure meds, thyroid meds, etc.

Should they stop treating those conditions so you feel more at ease?

17 posted on 04/15/2014 3:02:47 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Responsibility2nd
At least as long as Obama has.30 years? Maybe longer, since they’re older.

I strongly suspect they have been imbibing the bong water also.

18 posted on 04/15/2014 3:02:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

.how long ya think Biden, Reid and Pelosi been partakin?

The study said abnormal. It did not say evil, power hungry or treasonous.


19 posted on 04/15/2014 3:03:25 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Olog-hai

That is exactly why every psych text, all liberal, are against the use of marijuana. ALL.


20 posted on 04/15/2014 3:04:24 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Olog-hai
Because these brain regions are central for motivation, the findings from Northwestern help support the well-known theory that marijuana use leads to a condition called amotivation. Also called amotivational syndrome, this psychological condition causes people to become less oriented towards their goals and purposes in life, as well as seem less focused in general.
Obama on Marijuana Legalization: ‘It’s Important for It to Go Forward’
21 posted on 04/15/2014 3:04:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: steve86

I think some people are on these because they are unhappy in their marriages. Just an observation and I am not saying everybody should be off meds.


22 posted on 04/15/2014 3:05:27 PM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: logic101.net
The study said abnormal. It did not say evil, power hungry or treasonous.

Perhaps, but there is no way in hell that you can deny the truly abnormal statements that that trio vomits forth.

23 posted on 04/15/2014 3:10:56 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

Any word on the effect of Cheetos?


24 posted on 04/15/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: logic101.net
The study said abnormal. It did not say evil, power hungry or treasonous.

Here's some current proof to Biden's abnormality in a comment to survivors of the Boston bombing.

VP Biden: "my god, u have survived & u have soared. it was worth, it was worth it. i mean this sincerely, just to hear each of u speak."

25 posted on 04/15/2014 3:17:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai
Wow, a “study” of 20 subjects telling us what we already know- people with brain abnormalities are more likely to abuse drugs and be self destructive. There were no “before” scans of these subjects so there is no way to prove causation.

You can find the same correlation of schizophrenia and heavy tobacco use. It does not mean tobacco causes it.

Show me a SINGLE study of twins with different brains- one that smokes pot and one that doesn't. Hell, show me ONE example of even twin animals. That would actually confirm something but so far not one case has been shown.

26 posted on 04/15/2014 3:18:48 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Olog-hai

It is mind/mood altering drug, duh


27 posted on 04/15/2014 3:22:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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28 posted on 04/15/2014 3:23:20 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Olog-hai
Those researchers will be looking for work very soon.Imagine their audacity in attempting to marginalize the most vulnerable among us.
29 posted on 04/15/2014 3:23:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: dfwgator

You beat me to it and with a better pic.


30 posted on 04/15/2014 3:23:53 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Mastador1

Ok, you might have me on Biden, but I think he had something much stronger than weed. Maybe his mom dropped him allot.


31 posted on 04/15/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: DannyTN

32 posted on 04/15/2014 3:25:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: logic101.net
Ok, you might have me on Biden, but I think he had something much stronger than weed. Maybe his mom dropped him allot.

Pretty sure there was some bouncing involved too.

33 posted on 04/15/2014 3:26:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Olog-hai

“This study is just a beginning pilot study”

who’s funding the study? and how valuable is the grant?

and how soon can we start testing liberals?


34 posted on 04/15/2014 3:26:38 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Olog-hai

If the problem is casual use, then the serious users must be OK.


35 posted on 04/15/2014 3:28:22 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Olog-hai

This comes under the heading of “No Sh*t, Sherlock”. Doesn’t matter how much the pro-legalization crowd wants to argue, brain scans have proved there is damage to the brain with long-term use of marijuana.


36 posted on 04/15/2014 3:30:56 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: blueplum

Bought and paid for by the feds...

“The research was supported by grants R01 MH056584 and P50 MH071616 from the National Institute of Mental Health and grants P20 DA026002 and RO1 DA027804 from National Institute of Drug Abuse”


37 posted on 04/15/2014 3:32:05 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: hsmomx3
Or it is the medical community saying this so they can prescribe more meds as opposed to those who smoke weed for pain!!

I believe there are many more recreational users of marijuana, than need it for pain purposes. This article is aimed at those people.

38 posted on 04/15/2014 3:33:03 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Olog-hai

What they don’t tell you...

Who funded the study!

How long did it take to find out who funded global warming studies.


39 posted on 04/15/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Olog-hai

I estimate riding a motorcycle on paved streets and highways, is more dangerous to one’s self than driving audomobiles.

Therefore the state should outlaw motorcycles.

Frequent consumption and too much alcohol is harmful to one’s self, so it too should be outlawed. Wait, we tried that.

Too many Tylenol can destroy your liver, in a surprisingly short time. They have warning labels, but should be outlawed to protect people that cannot or will not follow warnings.

The clause in the Constitution directing or allowing the governments to micromanage so many detailed aspects of citizens’ lives is what number again?


40 posted on 04/15/2014 3:38:40 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Olog-hai

Quote:
“For the first time ever,.....”

I know I have seen studies like this before.


41 posted on 04/15/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: SuziQ

“Of the total number of deaths and diseases caused by alcohol, most happen to the majority of the population who are moderate drinkers, rather than the heavy drinker minority.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_effects_of_alcohol


42 posted on 04/15/2014 3:45:38 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Olog-hai

Your drain on brugs.


43 posted on 04/15/2014 3:54:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: hsmomx3

Ya. It sucks getting old.


44 posted on 04/15/2014 4:07:48 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Responsibility2nd

I guess we will see about that now that several states have moved in that direction.


45 posted on 04/15/2014 4:13:03 PM PDT by KEVLAR (Liberty or Death)
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To: fanfan

Biblical alcohol has been pretty good for Western Civilization, better than Cannabis has been for the Hindus and Arabs over the thousands of years.


46 posted on 04/15/2014 4:17:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Olog-hai

Woahhh, no way, dude.


47 posted on 04/15/2014 4:22:51 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Olog-hai

Why do you think they call it “dope”?


48 posted on 04/15/2014 4:23:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Last Dakotan

Dang it, I’m eating a bag of Cheetos right now.


49 posted on 04/15/2014 4:24:14 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: SuziQ
I acknowledge that MJ is harmful and I don't care. The WOD is more harmful to everyone. I'd rather the stupid few self harm freely, than put up with the police state and its abuses.
50 posted on 04/15/2014 4:24:22 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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