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Does marijuana kill brain cells?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Define "kil"

Mj has been shown to decrease iq in teenagers in a robust prospective study from new zealand.
It is associated with a 3 fold increase in schizophrenia. It very likely causes neuronal disease in a fetus. It is associated with increased rates of prematurity. It decreases frontal lobe function in acute and chronic intoxicated states. On and on. .

In brief: Define "kil"

Mj has been shown to decrease iq in teenagers in a robust prospective study from new zealand.
It is associated with a 3 fold increase in schizophrenia. It very likely causes neuronal disease in a fetus. It is associated with increased rates of prematurity. It decreases frontal lobe function in acute and chronic intoxicated states. On and on. .
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Unlikely

We are not seeing the brain atrophy in older stoners that is so familiar in heavy drinkers, or the really nasty behavior. Despite much effort, nobody can say which comes first -- the withdrawal from other fun activities and the supposed lack of motivation, or the heavy marijuana smoking.
It's your life, and this is not the place to address the wisdom of the marijuana laws. Peace and love.

In brief: Unlikely

We are not seeing the brain atrophy in older stoners that is so familiar in heavy drinkers, or the really nasty behavior. Despite much effort, nobody can say which comes first -- the withdrawal from other fun activities and the supposed lack of motivation, or the heavy marijuana smoking.
It's your life, and this is not the place to address the wisdom of the marijuana laws. Peace and love.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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