Skip to comments.Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds
Posted on 04/15/2014 9:10:17 PM PDT by DBCJR
...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 studys 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.
Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual marijuana use after previous work in his lab found that heavy cannabis use caused similar brain abnormalities to those seen in patients with schizophrenia.
... Given these eye-opening results, Breiter said that more research is needed to look into marijuanas effects on the brain even in those who use the drug only once or twice a month.
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I can hear the recalcitrant rebuttals now: “People with brain abnormalities tend to smoke weed!!!!”
No wonder “Choom-Boy” Barry Soetoro chooses to “lead from behind!”
It always made him look like an Ass.
What were we discussing?
Libs dont have to worry about it since they don’t have brains to begin with so smoke away libs
Democrats want people stupid and compliant, which is why they are pushing marijuana legalization.
To be fair, this was a very small study with n=20 and magnitude of differences reportedly were small. Need to see replication with a larger group of subjects.
Certainly could be a reliable and valid finding, though.
yet these same PTB now pushing weed use....as if weed doesn't destroy your lungs just as fast....
we've always known that weed and other street drugs affect your mentation...now we're surprised by these studies?...I think not...
Which came first the dope or the dope.
That’s rolled up underwear.
Thankfully I was more than a casual user. My brain shoooooooooooosukl[sdfpo] be fiiiiiiiiiiiiiin
But it is a harmless drug.
I wonder if smoking pot caused me to have drain bramage.
Just trying to tone down that Type A personality one puff at a time.
Yes, but it seems to bolster earlier study conclusions.
I’ll bet when that guy gets “the munchies”, HE REALLY GETS “THE MUNCHIES!”
About 40 years ago I went to DEA school. One of the presenters was a Dr. Hardin Jones, from UC Berkeley. He stated that his research showed that the THC in marijuana caused the synapsis of the brain to misfire.
Even at that time, there was a push to legalize marijuana. When the federal government was holding hearings on the matter, only the pro-legalization people were invited to testify. Dr. Jones was told he was not needed.
There’s a reason it’s called dope!
I wonder if obamacare blood tests will expose the drug abuse?
This story makes my head hurt.
Pot affects your brain, along with alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, oxygen, nano particles, gamma rays, sunlight, moonlight, pornography, classical music, rock music etc.
Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, prescription drugs and various foods are also bad for people.
here is link to a MedPage article that suggests caution about this study's "conclusions".
Crud - how do you embed a hotlink? And does anyone else feel an urge to add an "e" after judge in judgment? I hate that. Must be I have a brain defect from... nooooooo!
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