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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Smoking marijuana will certainly affect perception, but it does not cause permanent brain damage, researchers from the University of California at San Diego say.

"The findings were kind of a surprise. One might have expected to see more impairment of higher mental function," said Dr. Igor Grant, a UCSD professor of psychiatry and the study's lead author. Other illegal drugs, or even alcohol, can cause brain damage.

His team analysed data from 15 previously published, controlled studies into the impact of long-term, recreational cannabis use on the neurocognitive ability of adults.

The studies tested the mental functions of routine pot smokers, but not while they were actually high, Grant said.

The results, published in the July issue of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, show that marijuana has only a marginally harmful long-term effect on learning and memory.

No effect at all was seen on other functions, including reaction time, attention, language, reasoning ability, and perceptual and motor skills.

Published by disco tacitus at 2:03pm on Fri 27th June 2003. Viewed 2,359 times.

FOUNDATION OF THE LOOP research also proved that it does not make you repeat yourself either?

Published by palang at 3:15pm on Fri 27th June 2003.

14 years ago...

Published by pan-pan at 3:58pm on Tue 14th November 2017.

sorry, what were we talking about?

Published by andy_landy at 10:27pm on Wed 15th November 2017.



Published by B-bam at 11:48pm on Mon 20th November 2017.

I wonder how many innocent kiddies read that when it was posted then went out and smoked a spliff thinking no harm could come of it and are either in prison, dead or (worst of all) prog rock fans?

Published by John Techno at 10:36am on Wed 22nd November 2017.

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