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    Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds | Fox News

    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.
    Duh.

    I laugh every time I hear from pot smokers that marijuana use is completely harmless compared to alcohol. No one can possibly believe marijuana is the least bit harmless.

    I had a buddy in high school that was probably the brightest guy in our class, and he was extremely outgoing. He found pot, and within a year, he had no gleam in his eye. He became this blank, empty loner of a guy that I could hardly recognize.

    It eats your brain, folks. Legal or not, it destroys who you are.

    On a selfish note, it culls the herd for my kids, whom I'm confident find potheads to be as pathetic as I do.

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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

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    Duh.

    I laugh every time I hear from pot smokers that marijuana use is completely harmless compared to alcohol. No one can possibly believe marijuana is the least bit harmless.

    I had a buddy in high school that was probably the brightest guy in our class, and he was extremely outgoing. He found pot, and within a year, he had no gleam in his eye. He became this blank, empty loner of a guy that I could hardly recognize.

    It eats your brain, folks. Legal or not, it destroys who you are.

    On a selfish note, it culls the herd for my kids, whom I'm confident find potheads to be as pathetic as I do.
    Well your statement doesn't follow. Saying that marijuana is "harmless compared to alcohol" is comparing the damage done by alcohol to the damage done by weed. That statement in and of itself doesn't say that marijuana absolutely does no damage.

    I know quite a few people who have and still do use pot and are PhD scientists and engineers, so I guess your little story there is, again, not an absolute.

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    If you read the link they only test 20 people. Its called genetic variation. Either way, it should be a personal choice to smoke. The government is not here to protect the people from themselves, it is here to protect individuals from each other.
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Ahh, Fox News - the gold standard of scientific reporting
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

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    I laugh every time I hear from pot smokers that marijuana use is completely harmless compared to alcohol.
    ALCOHOL'S DAMAGING EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN

    Up to 80 percent of alcoholics, however, have a deficiency in thiamine (15), and some of these people will go on to develop serious brain disorders such as Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) (16). WKS is a disease that consists of two separate syndromes, a short–lived and severe condition called Wernicke’s encephalopathy and a long–lasting and debilitating condition known as Korsakoff’s psychosis.
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

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    Duh.

    I laugh every time I hear from pot smokers that marijuana use is completely harmless compared to alcohol. No one can possibly believe marijuana is the least bit harmless.

    I had a buddy in high school that was probably the brightest guy in our class, and he was extremely outgoing. He found pot, and within a year, he had no gleam in his eye. He became this blank, empty loner of a guy that I could hardly recognize.

    It eats your brain, folks. Legal or not, it destroys who you are.

    On a selfish note, it culls the herd for my kids, whom I'm confident find potheads to be as pathetic as I do.


    It is not at all surprising since the same damaging effects were found in the use of tobacco in young people 40 years ago.
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    If you read the link they only test 20 people. Its called genetic variation. Either way, it should be a personal choice to smoke. The government is not here to protect the people from themselves, it is here to protect individuals from each other.
    No way, Erod totally heard about this dude who smoked pot and then died, so pot causes everyone who uses it to die!
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    If you read the link they only test 20 people. Its called genetic variation. Either way, it should be a personal choice to smoke. The government is not here to protect the people from themselves, it is here to protect individuals from each other.


    Yeah 30 people is conclusive all right
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    Re: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Everyone has a right to be a burnout... but yes, more frequent use and how it's used certainly does put a damper on intelligent conversation.
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    Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds | Fox News
    I laugh every time I hear from pot smokers that marijuana use is completely harmless compared to alcohol. No one can possibly believe marijuana is the least bit harmless.
    That's 'compared to alcohol', and it is true. Breathing foreign **** into your lungs and killing brain cells is never completely harmless. Alcohol is still way more of a mind and body **** than marijuana, by a long shot.
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