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Does marijuana kill brain cells?

Does marijuana kill brain cells?

THC and brain cells: I do not believe that thc, the active ingredient in marijuana kills brain cells, but it causes changes in the neurochemistry of the brain, changing how the brain functions. Long term behavioral changes, lack of motivation, as well as the short term emotional changes and euphoria are related to these biochemical changes. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana kill brain cells? I've read studies that says it doesnt kill brain cells.

Does smoking marijuana kill brain cells? I've read studies that says it doesnt kill brain cells.

Probably.: Still a controversial topic. http://www.viewzone.com/weedfacts/weedfacts.html http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201404/studies-show-long-term-effects-cannabis-the-brain http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2737/20130701/chronic-marijuana-users-brains-produce-less-dopamine-study-finds.htm http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090202175105.htm ...Read more

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Does marijuana kill cancer cells?

Does marijuana kill cancer cells?

No: There are some sites of the internet that claim hemp oil can cure cancer. This is false. Anyone trying to sell such a concoction is trying to make a fast buck and take advantage of someone. ...Read more

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What is the best brain scan i need to identify how many cells have deteriated from marijuana? My temples used to hurt when i smoked but now it itches?

What is the best brain scan i need to identify how many cells have deteriated from marijuana? My temples used to hurt when i smoked but now it itches?

No scan: There is no scan that can answer your question, need to discuss your concerns with your doctor, and if you are fearful, stop smoking. ...Read more

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Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read more

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What effects does marijuana have on the brain/body?

What effects does marijuana have on the brain/body?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects & this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating & some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea & aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do.See my comments for links. ...Read more

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What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

Risk mental illness: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A teenager (with a brain, neurotransmitters, & receptors not fully developed), especially with a family history of schizophrenia or psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Is the smell of unsmoked marijuana harmful to the brain? My cousin opened a bag of marijuana in my house and now it smells, is this harmful?

No - it's quite safe: I guess I'd not put my last dollar on it, but I'll bet that the smell of burning marijuana isn't either (as long as there's sufficient air to breathe). At this time, as long as no one tampered w/ it, the most dangerous aspect is the illegality still true in most localities. It was inconsiderate of your cousin to place you into that jeopardy if so. Relax. Ask that it not happen again if you agree. ...Read more

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If a young person used marijuana around 10 times then stopped forever, could their brain recover?

If a young person used marijuana around 10 times then stopped forever, could their brain recover?

Yes: We are designed to "remember" and young brains are particularly sensitive ..That being said to be concerned about irreversible brain injury from short term use as described i think is highly unlikely and is even less likely to be able to be objectively measured. Long term use clearly is problematic for immature brains. Case histories of "induced" major mental illness are just that. ...Read more

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