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Study: Marijuana users become brain damaged

General Health
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that research published in PNAS suggests that “compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in his orbital frontal cortex, a region that is a key node in the brain’s reward, motivation, decision-making and addictive behaviors network.” (more…)
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Study: Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities

General Health
Fox News reports that casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time, researchers 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 their brains. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reported effects similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. (more…)
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Marijuana – The Truth – Part 5

Alternative Medicine, General Health, Parenting
In the book that I co-wrote with my good friend, Donal O’Mathuna, Ph.D., Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, we wrote an evidence-based article on marijuana. Here’s our fourth excerpt of that information: In earlier excerpts, we discussed “What It Is,” “The Claims People Make about Marijuana,” “Study Findings,” and “Cautions.” In this, our final excerpt will review “Our Recommendations.” (more…)
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