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Young marijuana smokers face potential brain abnormalities

Young, casual marijuana smokersexperience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found. [s]Forbes[/s] reports that the study published in the [s]Journal of Neuroscience[/s] differs from many other pot-related research projects that are focused on chronic, heavy users of cannabis. The collaborative effort between [b]Northwestern University’s[/b] medical school, [b]Massachusetts General Hospital[/b], and [b]Harvard Medical School[/b], showed a direct correlation between the number of times users smoked and abnormalities in the brain. Medical pot is allowed in 20 US states.

[link url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2014/04/15/even-recreational-marijuana-may-be-linked-to-brain-changes]Full Forbes report[/link]
[link url=http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/16/5529.abstract]JN Abstract[/link]

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