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Regular marijuana use bad for teens’ brains, study finds

While researching an article on this subject I found other studies from neuroscientists that suggest it may be true. The issue is the development of the frontal cortex of the brain, which is not fully cooked until about age 25. Marijuana may interfere with the connections being forged in that region. It is always better to be safe than sorry and to keep your substance abuse to a bare minimum. Young people may be significantly more at risk, and so be warned.

Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists. “It needs to be emphasized that regular cannabis use, which we consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth,” said one expert.

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Rereading this (2019), there is sufficient reason to be skeptical:

“These findings remained even after researchers controlled for major medical conditions, prenatal drug exposure, developmental delays and learning disabilities, she added.”

Oh–What didn’t they control for? Not a trick question. No mention (again) of anti-depressants, such as those that deliberately interfere with structures of the brain and their SSRIs. No control for environment, schooling, alcohol, or pretty much anything! The medical industry has a vested, major financial interest in not finding problems with the pills they prescribe.

That means it was assumed that any differences had to be the sole fault of cannabis consumption. You know what happens when we assume.

The phrase “even after” is even more damning, as it suggests they didn’t want to control for anything, and like other bogus “studies” just wanted to blame cannabis for any problems they could quantify. That’s not science.