Everyone has an opinion on whether marijuana is good for you or not. There’s also the ongoing debate over whether marijuana can cause brain damage — but is it a debate worth having?
What is Brain Damage?
Brain damage is an injury that causes brain cells to deteriorate, and there are various types of brain injuries ranging from mild to severe. Some of the most common types of brain injuries result from concussions, car accidents, falling, sports, exposure to toxic substances, and medication misuse.
Let’s take a look at some facts from experts and studies that poke holes in the theory that marijuana can have negative long-term effects on the brain.
Pot Might Be Good for Growing … Brain Cells
An article on WebMD explains conclusions of a study that found long-term marijuana use does not cause permanent brain damage and may only cause only small impairment in memory and learning. The regions of the brain linked with short-term memory are where the abnormalities appeared, specifically the thalamus — or the “Grand Central Station” of neuro-information on the …Read More