Sunday, February 19, 2017
It's medicine treat it like it is - How marijuana affects young brains!
don't take it. For many drugs you need to be ready for them.
I am saying it's ok to use them if your are ready to use them, or have a need
to them. Like knowing how much to use and your self control.
But being young and not developed, the part that would be useful with the drug is
not there. So they are not what you think they are, they are stupid drugs when young.
Stupid is from slower brain development not from social problems hindering development
of the IQ. Slower brain development increases social problems!
Also I have to note social problems is stress and
"One stressful event can kill brain cells." So you don't want to lower brain
development by using drugs that will. On Marijuana, you won't have a clue
you need a clue! Drugs calm you down but in a young age it hinders!
I had viewed this back in my high school days. At a votech school I was going to during
High School. There where some guys I hung out with "stoners", being I did not smoke
with them because it was not me to do that I got to see how they acted on pot.
During lunch they took off in my friends car to his parents house to get some of his pot,
I was in the back of the car. They went there smoked at the house then drove back to
school. We where driving along when all of a sudden they slammed on the breaks.
I hit the back of the front seat. We all got out of the car to look at a cow on the
side of the road. It looked at us like it had something to say, but it just mooed!
They where on the ground laughing. Funny but really, it's just a cow!
We got back to Votech, then we went back to our class, but it was late and they
ran to class but it was the wrong class they ran into! they got in there sat down.
I was in the hallway looking at them saying wrong class! Dude!
The teacher knew and the kids in class knew they where stoned, all but them,
they thought no one knew! It was clear the pot made them stupid.
~~~~More about how marijuana affects young brains uncovered
A University of Maryland study shows adolescents that use marijuana regularly
could suffer permanent changes in the brain, increasing the chances of mental illness.
Permanent brain changes from pot found in mice
The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that marijuana can be especially
damaging to the developing brain.
The study, published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, found mice exposed to
low doses of marijuana for 20 days at a young age developed changes in brain
oscillations in the frontal cortex of the brain that controls motivation, planning and
cognitive function. But when the researchers repeated the experiment in adult mice,
they found marijuana exposure did not affect the rodent's ability to carry out cognitive
The finding suggests marijuana used at an early age could lead to mental health disorders.
Senior study author Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the
University of Maryland School of Medicine said in a press release, “Previous research had
shown that children who started using marijuana before the age of 16 are at greater risk
of permanent cognitive deficits, and have a significantly higher incidence of psychiatric
disorders such as schizophrenia. There likely is a genetic susceptibility, and then you
add marijuana during adolescence and it becomes the trigger."
Sylvina Mullins Raver, a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Neuroscience in the
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of
Medicine said the researchers wanted to find out if marijuana poses permanent
health risks to adolescents. The study authors suggest the finding should be considered
by lawmakers. Though the study was conducted in mice, the researchers believe
the finding has implications for humans. It also lends support to past studies showing
marijuana use before age-16 is associated with higher incidence of schizophrenia.
Raver says the finding was ‘striking’ because the mice were exposed to such a low dose.
Keller explains the frontal area of the brain develops during adolescence, making it much
more susceptible to drugs. The same area is also the same as that affected by
schizophrenia. The finding suggests marijuana use during adolescence can have
permanent consequences for brain development and potentially lead to
mental health disorders. The researchers plan to explore the mechanisms in future
studies to see if the effects can be reversed.
~~~~Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain In Teens, Young Adults
Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than
non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to a new study.
Pediatric researchers found abnormalities in areas of the brain that interconnect brain
regions involved in memory, attention, decision-making, language and executive
functioning skills. The findings are of particular concern because adolescence is
a crucial period for brain development and maturation.