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    Marijuana may increase intelligence and its not all in your head

    e.Peak (31/10/2005) news: science: Study shows marijuana increases brain cell growth


    ST. JOHN’S, Nfld — Supporters of marijuana may finally have an excuse to smoke weed every day. A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that smoking pot can make the brain grow.

    Though most drugs inhibit the growth of new brain cells, injections of a synthetic cannibinoid have had the opposite effect in mice in a study performed at the University of Saskatchewan. Research on how drugs affect the brain has been critical to addiction treatment, particularly research on the hippocampus.

    The hippocampus is an area of the brain essential to memory formation. It is unusual because it grows new neurons over a person’s lifetime. Researchers believe these new cells help to improve memory and fight depression and mood disorders.
    Sounds great, right? Well although this is a promising new development, there is still a lot of research that needs to be done.

    “That does not mean that general use in healthy people is beneficial,” said Memorial psychology professor William McKim. “We need to learn if this happens in humans, whether this is useful in healthy people, and whether THC causes it as well.”

    McKim warns that marijuana disrupts memory and cognition. “These effects can be long-lasting after heavy use,” he said. “This makes it difficult to succeed academically if you use it excessively.”

    “Occasional light use probably does not have very serious consequences. [But] there is some evidence that marijuana smoke might cause cancer.”

    Still, the positive aspects of marijuana are becoming more plentiful as further research is done. McKim says it’s not surprising that THC and compounds like it could have medicinal effects.
    My middle finger is halfway up and ready to flick off all my teachers and parents who have tried to tell me marijuana kills brain cells. Keep the research coming.

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    hell yeah. good post brothaman
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    Smile A short but interesting read....

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    I see that the first study uses injection and Granny, the study you posted uses the smoking method.
    I think the second study should be taken more seriously because nobody injects themselves so there will be some varying physical effects. And personally Ive noticed the people around me that are heavy smokers and this is their only hobby tend to be pretty stupid while other lighter smokers tend to become more aware of things
    Alchohol = The devil's elixir while MJ = God's herb; It all makes sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitgeist View Post
    I see that the first study uses injection and Granny, the study you posted uses the smoking method.
    I think the second study should be taken more seriously because nobody injects themselves so there will be some varying physical effects. things

    You have to remember though that IQ tests don't prove anything. It is widely accepted that IQ tests are faulty and don't actually show true intelligence, but intelligence compared to a collection of test subjects and other people your age.

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