Skip to comments.WHY THEY CALL IT DOPE: Harvard Scientists Studied the Brains of Pot Smokers
Posted on 04/17/2014 3:46:00 PM PDT by kingattax
Every day, the push toward national legalization of marijuana seems more and more inevitable. As more and more politicians and noted individuals come out in favor of legalizing or at least decriminalizing different amounts of pot, the mainstream acceptance of the recreational use of the drug seems like a bygone conclusion.
But before we can talk about legalization, have we fully understood the health effects of marijuana?
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All you have to do is look at Barry.
Conservatives have been saying this for a LONG time.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from Harvard and Northwestern studied the brains of 18- to 25-year-olds, half of whom smoked pot recreationally and half of whom didnt. What they found was rather shocking: Even those who only smoked few times a week had significant brain abnormalities in the areas that control emotion and motivation.
Now will the Pot Dope Heads Shut Up?
It’s a good thing that alcohol is completely safe and has no harmful affects upon its users or society at large.
That explains why so many states are ‘legalizing’ pot and opening pot shops, (”medical marijuana”)
They need more shrunken-brained idiots walking around. They will demand services from the government, not hold a job, and vote democrat when they are lucid enough to check a box.
exactly. this is designed to be another nail in America’s coffin
“shrunken-brained idiots” AKA Democrat voters.
Of course it's not, but we tried prohibiting it and look what happened.
A shift for Harvard, longtime bastion of the movement for dope for human advancement.
I guess as a sheeple conservative I’m supposed to think Harvard is a valid school based on the title of this study.
Seriously, if people want to bash themselves on their insteps repeatedly with claw hammers for fun, I am bound and determined to let them, and not care one whit if they cripple themselves.
There is not a single, legitimate argument that anyone can make that for some magical reason, they have the authority to make the hammer-bashers stop.
If it’s not your foot, and not your hammer, it is not your business. So butt out.
This study may be true and correct, but as to legalizing or not, I don’t suspect keeping it illegal will stop anybody from using it.
But it is my business that when driving there is some idiot coming the other way saying out loud “Oh Man,” “Far Out,” “Like Wow!”
So still I ask: so what?
not to be disrespectful, but i am fairly certain that when the winner of the ‘gee aren’t we clever’ award is announced, it won’t be you.
I used to work in drug rehab and noticed something interesting. Alcoholics or heroin junkies once they are gotten off their drug of choice tend to be less airheaded than most of the pot smokers I’ve known. Pot tends to stop any emotional development. My unscientific research says that this is why people in their 50s and 60s that still behave like children. Pot heads.
Oh yeah, that doesn’t mean I think that the War on Drugs is justified. It’s just that the dangers of pot aren’t promoted much because it’s the politically correct drug. People should know the truth about drugs. All drugs.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or reasonably to be implied from such as are conferred, are reserved to the states, or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition, otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited. None to regulate agricultural production is given, and therefore legislation by Congress for that purpose is forbidden (emphasis added). United States v. Butler, 1936.
In fact, the only reason that the feds had historically prohibited the production of intoxicating liquors was because the states had amended the Constitution, as evidenced by the 18th Amendment, to grant the feds the specific power to do so. But also note that the feds lost the power to prohibit intrastate alcohol production when the states ratified the 21st Amendment which repealed the 18th Amendment.
Getting back to the 10th Amendment-protected intrastate marijuana industry, the medical understanding of any bad effects of use of marijuana magnified by its widespread use have arguably been delayed by constitutionally indefensible interference with intrastate marijuana commerce by the corrupt feds imo.
Note that the individual states can regulate the intrastate production of anything that they want to, ultimately depending on what the legal majority voters of a given state want imo.
what we need are more intoxicants.. free pot man.
persistent marijuana users show neuropsychological decline as they age. numerous studies have supported that conclusion.
Correct! Anyone who is unable to connect the dots on this one must he high! On something!!!
That’s ok, thanks to socialized medicine and welfare the healthy can pay for all of these brain abnormalities.
I have to wonder, with all the monkeys in cages subjected to enormous amounts of marijuana smoke for years at a time in goverment labs, why none of those researchers ever noted brain changes in those subjects? are monkeys immune to the effects?
Studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption yields some health benefits. The key is moderation.
This study on MJ seems to suggest that even a small amount of pot consumption can result in neurological damage.
These two things are neither equal or the same.
It’s probably behind the increasing popularity of conspiracy tales (paranoia).
Anyone who can’t see the advantages of liberty ought to be on something.
Jul 27, 2012 - President Obama has admitted that in his youth he used marijuana and ... stated that he "drank heavily" and "tried drugs enthusiastically." ... What the president said during the campaign, you'll be surprised to .... Amen to that!
Hey bong man, we are discussing weed not alcohol.
You must be correct because half the Ron Paul supporters are on something.... or behave like it
Our Founding Fathers would be mortified to find out that their "liberty" has been appropriated to mean "liberty to legally smoke marijuana"
Marijuana has many well-documented health benefits. It can also be abused, like anything else. It is especially dangerous to developing teenager brains.
Alcohol is many more times dangerous, however. And to deny the economic threat and resulting bias against it from pharmaceutical and chemical companies is inexcusable.
Overall, weed’s benefits vastly outweigh it’s threats FOR ADULTS, especially when compared with the daggers of alcohol and prescription anti-anxiety and antidepressant meds.
And that’s not even getting into what possible legal right the government has in deciding what a person can or cannot ingest. That old problem of freedom gets in the way over and over again.
You know what the difference is between someone who smokes weed, and someone who smokes weed and commits an injury against someone else while under the influence?
Flashback: Obamas Sordid High School Past
by Ben Shapiro 10 May 2012
Obama, by all accounts, was a habitual drug user in high school. He tried cocaine, he admits in Dreams From My Father; he tried drugs enthusiastically. The Chicago Tribune reported back in 2007 that Obama thanked the Choom Gang in his high school yearbook; chooming was Hawaiian slang for smoking pot. The Honolulu Advertiser reported that Obamas senior portrait prominently displayed A package of Zig-Zag rolling papers and a matchbook. One of Obamas close friends was arrested for drug possession during high school.
In his memoir, Obama talked about routinely getting high. Junkie. Pothead, he wrote. Thats where Id been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. But, according to Obama, he only got high because he was contemplating deep matters: drugs could push questions of who I was out of my mind.
The rest of Obama’s admitted past
Personally I think alcohol is way more detrimental than Pot.
But everybody handles themselves or reacts differently.
I know guys that “Wake and Bake” and are on top of their game. I’ve worked alongside of top exec’s from the CEO and all his top exec’s that smoked while running a multi-multi million dollar business. Well over $100 million in revenue.
Some people get paranoid and just want to chill, while others can get extraordinarily creative.
From my experience, alcohol may provide an initial boost of energy and creativity, but lends itself to mind numbing indifference.
There are a lot of really smart and creative people that are complete social misfits. With one or two drinks, they begin to feel comfortable in expressing themselves. Some can’t stop drinking.
Alcohol is highly addictive where as pot is not.
I’m old school, and recall “Lemmon 714’s”, drunk in a pill.
I recall buying dime bags of “Mexican” weed.
I recall “angel dust” (seriously F**ked up S**t)
I don’t smoke pot today, but would rather have access to pot than access to alcohol. Alcohol is evil. Vodka is really evil.
When someone smokes a joint, they don’t want another joint and another joint. That’s the difference.
Maybe it’s just me.
What the founders would understand is that it’s none of your business what someone else takes.
People do abuse alcohol it is true. But most people have a few drinks and that is it. They self moderate. Pot users on the other hand go for the full blown brain bake - every time. I have never seen someone just take one hit and say no more. They smoke the thing until it burns their fingers while some else is rolling another one.
As long as it is your teenager smoking it, I’m cool with it.
Weak are the worshippers of a weed. Looks like they’re brain damaged, too.
What a crock. Nobody is advocating making pot legal for minors.
Pot users on the other hand go for the full blown brain bake - every time
Not true, from what I have experienced.
No more likely than whether welfare cheats might take a real job.
If it is legal and uncle Jack, brother Tom and even Mom takes a hit now and then little Timmy will have NO inhibitions. FACT.
What was the question? I was listening to the Allman Brothers.
Move to Colorado.
It is also possible to drink 6 or 8 beers a week with no long term neurological issues.
The evidence is that even occasional pot use contributes to psychosis and PERMANENT intellectual impairment.
Anyone who has spent time around dopers knows they are often 6 bricks short of a load.A drunk can get sober and become a fairly normal person as stoner non-high still talks: “Like, uh, you know, I sorta think, well maybe, what was the question?” Even when they haven’t used for years.
At least that is my experience
Mind your own business.
Here’s the difference.
The affects of alcohol take longer to be felt than the affects of pot.
As a result, the pot smoker is done, while the drinker has deluded himself that he can have more.
Irrelevant: monkeys don't mind having monkeys on their backs. :)
Of course not. Which is why these items should not be used by the under 18 year old crowd.
By adults is another matter.