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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    I still think marijuana should be legal for anyone over 21, same as alcohol.

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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    No, they're not. Another lie from Navy Pride.

    Also, there are no "left-wing polls." I don't think you understand how scientific polling works.
    Here's a poll from DailyKos just today:

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    "The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap." Can you read that statement by Phyllis Schlafly without laughing?

    Yes
    6% 68 votes
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    | 1032 votes | Vote

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    Not scientific, I agree, but a poll none the less.

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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    For all you pot smokers in denial.....

    Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains | Toowoomba Chronicle


    • Charlie Cooper
    • 16th Apr 2014 9:04 AM
    • YOUNG people who smoke cannabis just once or twice a week could suffer "major" changes to areas of their brain important for emotion and motivation, US scientists have said.
      In a study that challenges the idea that "casual" marijuana use is largely harmless, doctors found that young adults who used the drug only recreationally had "abnormal alterations" to the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala.
    *Yawn*

    Carl Sagan used it for years and he turned out just fine.

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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    My parents were not incompetent, they just couldn't be around me 24/7.
    Of course not. We snuck beer all the time.

    But it was a general (and a bit snarky) comment.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Even if marijuana is harmful.. so what.

    1) We should not be policing what adults do to their own bodies.

    2) If we want to discourage kids from using it while their brains are still developing and they are too young to make responsible decisions, then we need to take control of its distribution and reduce the scope of the black market so that we can lower the availability of marijuana to minors.
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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    I suppose I'm the only one against controlling marijuana access to minors. Oh well...

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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Here's a poll from DailyKos just today:

    POLL
    "The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap." Can you read that statement by Phyllis Schlafly without laughing?

    Yes
    6% 68 votes
    No
    93% 964 votes
    | 1032 votes | Vote

    .......................

    Not scientific, I agree, but a poll none the less.
    I should have clarified that there's no left wing polls that I cite, which NP was clearly accusing me of.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I suppose I'm the only one against controlling marijuana access to minors. Oh well...
    Where has anyone said otherwise? I saw most people supporting here mj use except for minors, myself included.
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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Worth noting that this is a followup study to an earlier one that showed the same trend in people who heavily use pot. So it's not the same as a stand-alone study of 40 people.
    If you read your own link, you'll recognize that it was still only 97 test subjects and half of them were selected intentionally because they had schizophrenia. The article's primary claim is that it can cause schizophrenia.

    That seems kind of obvious when you go out of your way to make sure half of the subjects were schizophrenics. Is anybody surprised there were some abnormal brains in that group?

    Because the study results examined one point in time, a longitudinal study is needed to definitively show if marijuana is responsible for the brain changes and memory impairment. It is possible that the abnormal brain structures reveal a pre-existing vulnerability to marijuana abuse. But evidence that the younger a subject started using the drug the greater his brain abnormality indicates marijuana may be the cause, Smith said.

    The groups in the study started using marijuana daily between 16 to 17 years of age for about three years. At the time of the study, they had been marijuana free for about two years. A total of 97 subjects participated, including matched groups of healthy controls, subjects with a marijuana use disorder, schizophrenia subjects with no history of substance use disorders, and schizophrenia subjects with a marijuana use disorder. The subjects who used marijuana did not abuse any other drugs.

    - See more at: Marijuana Users Have Abnormal Brain Structure and Poor Memory: Northwestern University News
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    Re: Smoking cannabis just once a week can damage young brains

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Where has anyone said otherwise? I saw most people supporting here mj use except for minors, myself included.
    Either I worded that wrong or you read it wrong. I'm opposed to restricting access to drugs like marijuana to minors. Most people support policies that would restrict a minors right to gain access to what they desire to purchase if it proven harmful, while I'm against such things in all cases.

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