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Addiction

Who’s Smoking Marijuana and How Much?

Who’s Smoking Marijuana and How Much?
Statistics on cannabis users skew perceptions of cannabis use. Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement, “How many people are using?” However, there is a problem; more marijuana use does not necessarily translate into more marijuana users. The greatest amount of marijuana consumption comes from the heaviest smokers. How many people are using does not give us a clear picture of levels of misuse or abuse.
Examining frequency of use over...
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Addiction

Regular Pot Use Changes the Brain

The existing literature on the long-term effects of marijuana on the brain is confusing, mostly due to methodological differences across studies. However, in a new study of cannabis users, scientists investigated the drug’s long term impact through brain scans, hoping to overcome methodological problems in previous studies. They found that marijuana use changes the brain.
The team studied 48 adult cannabis users aged 20 to 36 and compared data with a group of matched non-users. Researchers...
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