Study Reveals The TRUE Damage Of Marijuana Use
RESEARCHERS LOOKED INTO THE HEALTH RAMIFICATIONS OF SMOKING MARIJUANA EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR FIVE YEARS. THIS IS IMPORTANT TO DO BECAUSE AS YOU GUYS KNOW SINCE MARIJUANA IS A SCHEDULE ONE SUBSTANCE THAT HAS HINDERED RESEARCH INTO THE IMPACT IT CAN HAVE ON YOUR HEALTH. THIS FIVEYEAR STUDY FOUND A NEGATIVE IMPACT THAT I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU. BUT I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT THE NEGATIVE IMPACT IS SO INCREMENTAL AND THE STUDY FAILED TO FIND ANY CAUSATION.
UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PROVES TO ME THAT MARIJUANA IS HARMLESS. LET ME GIVE YOU THE DETAILS. THAT SOUNDS BAD, RIGHT? YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE YOUR MEMORY IMPACTED BY MARIJUANA. THE RESULTS ARE ACTUALLY NOT THAT CRAZY. THE DIFFERENCE IS ABOUT 1 12 WORDS ON AVERAGE. THAT IS FROM SMOKING MARIJUANA EVERY DAY FOR FIVE YEARS. gt;gt; THOUGHT IT WENT FROM NINE TO 8 12? gt;gt; THAT IS JUST THE SIMPLIFIED RESULTS OF THE STUDY.
I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR. gt;gt; OKAY, IT IS ONLY HALF. COUPLE OF THINGS HERE. NUMBER ONE, I AM STILL CONCERNED ABOUT IT. SEE I FORGOT WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY BECAUSE I’M SMOKING TOO MUCH POT. AND THE VERY BRIEF TIMES I HAVE, YOU FORGET WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SAY, SO IT WOULD NOT BE GOOD FOR ME TO TALK WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER. I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING THERE, BUT IF YOU SMOKE FOR A LONG TIME AND THEN EVEN THEN ANA POINTS OUT THAT.
IT IS NOT THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. IF YOU ARE STRETCHING TO FIND DAMAGE THAT MARIJUANA DOES, OKAY FINE, A LITTLE BIT. I WOULDN’T SMOKE EVERY DAY FOR 25 YEARS, BUT IF YOU WANTED TO STRETCH THE DAMAGE THAT ALCOHOL DOES YOU WOULD NEED TO STRETCH VERY MUCH. IF YOU WANT TO STRETCH TO FIND OUT THE DAMAGE THAT TOBACCO DOES, YOU WOULDN’T HAVE TO STRETCH FAR AT ALL. gt;gt;I WANT TO MAKE CLEAR THAT THEY DID NOT FIND CAUSALITY. IT COULD.
JUST BE A COINCIDENCE. IT COULD BE THE CASE THAT IT MAKES SHORTTERM MEMORY BAD. THEY NEED TO DO MORE STUDIES INTO THIS TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER OR NOT THE RESULTS ARE THAT NORMAL OR ACCURATE. THE GOOD NEWS IS, WE’RE GOING TO WIN AND POT IS GOING TO BE LEGAL EVERYWHERE. gt;gt; THESE ARE THE MOST OBVIOUS THINGS IN THE WORLD. WE WILL WIN, THEY WILL LOSE. IN THE SHORT TERM, YES, THE FORCES OF GOOD LOSE OFTEN. IN THE LONG TERM WE HAVE AN ENORMOUS.
ADVANTAGE THEY DON’T HAVE, WE ARE RIGHT.
Your Brain on Drugs Marijuana
For centuries, humans have been using substances to alter their state of mind. From caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol to more extreme drugs. But as the most commonly used illicit drug in North America, Where does marijuana fit in and how exactly does it affect your brain? First, we need to understand how the brain functions. Neurons are the cells that process information in the brain. By releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters.
From the axon of one neuron to the dendrite of another they change the electrical charge of the receiving neuron consequently exciting or inhibiting it. If excited, the signal is passed on. Though it sounds simple these signals work together and the effect is quickly compouned into complex configurations within milliseconds flashing over the entire brain. This is what happens every single time you think, breathe or move.
So what is going on inside your brain when you’re smoking marijuana? Well unlike alcohol, which contains molecules nothing like those in our body, cannabis contains molecules that resemble those produced in our very own brains: cannabonoids. Although naturally these cannabonoids circulate at much lower quantities compared to the large influx imposed by smoking, specifically the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
Resembles a natural transmitter called â€œanandamideâ€�. These cannabonoids are specialized neurotransmitters released by neurons having just fired. Neurons temporarily become unresponsive after firing to prevent them from overracting or being too dominant. This allows your brain to function in a calm and controlled manner. But cannabonoids interrupt this approach in some parts of the brain. Instead, they remove the refractory period of neurons that are already active.
And can cause your thoughts, imagination, and perception to utterly magnify itself. This means, once you begin your train of thought it becomes the most significant and profound thing ever. You can’t see the big picture or even recall your last epiphany because you’re caught up in the momentum of a particular idea and your neurons keep firing until a new idea takes hold and you go off on a new tangent. These cannabonoids also affect the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in your brain.
Often leading to a sense of euphoria, relaxation, pain modulation and general enhancement of an experience, though sometimes causing anxiety. Furthermore, there are cannabonoid receptors in areas controlling shortterm memory, learning, coordination, movement control and higher cognitive functions. Got a burning question you want answered? Ask them in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.
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