STUDY: Pot Smokers Have Smaller Brains

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STUDY: Pot Smokers Have Smaller Brains

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Re: STUDY: Pot Smoking Shrinks The Brain

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Even now, however, the authors of the study acknowledge that they cannot discern whether a pot smoker's smaller orbital frontal cortex is the cause or the result of chronic marijuana use. A 2012 study found that subjects with a smaller orbital frontal cortex at age 12 were more likely to start using marijuana by age 16, suggesting that deficits in this crucial region may predispose one to substance-abuse behaviors.
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Re: STUDY: Pot Smoking Shrinks The Brain

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So rats are dumber when they smoke. Must be conclusive. :lol:

Carl Sagan toked. Many of the smartest most successful people I know smoke.

At worst, this puts heads on a level playing field with the amygdala laden conks. :kisswink:
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kalm wrote:Carl Sagan toked.
Billions and billions of buds.
"In the seventh inning fans all get up and sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game,' and they're already there. It's really a stupid thing to say and I don't know who made 'em sing it. Why would somebody that's there get up and sing take me out to the ball game? The first person to do it must have been a moron." - Phillies color commentator Larry Andersen

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Re: STUDY: Pot Smoking Shrinks The Brain

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93henfan wrote:
kalm wrote:Carl Sagan toked.
Billions and billions of buds.
This…made me laugh. :lol:
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kalm wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Billions and billions of buds.
This…made me laugh. :lol:
My mother and I (both quite geeky) used to watch Cosmos religiously in the early 80s.
"In the seventh inning fans all get up and sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game,' and they're already there. It's really a stupid thing to say and I don't know who made 'em sing it. Why would somebody that's there get up and sing take me out to the ball game? The first person to do it must have been a moron." - Phillies color commentator Larry Andersen

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93henfan wrote:
kalm wrote:
This…made me laugh. :lol:
My mother and I (both quite geeky) used to watch Cosmos religiously in the early 80s.
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93henfan wrote:
kalm wrote:
This…made me laugh. :lol:
My mother and I (both quite geeky) used to watch Cosmos religiously in the early 80s.
Yeah, but you also smoked pot at some point, so you must be a moran. Sorry.

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93henfan wrote:
Even now, however, the authors of the study acknowledge that they cannot discern whether a pot smoker's smaller orbital frontal cortex is the cause or the result of chronic marijuana use. A 2012 study found that subjects with a smaller orbital frontal cortex at age 12 were more likely to start using marijuana by age 16, suggesting that deficits in this crucial region may predispose one to substance-abuse behaviors.
Chicken or the egg.

People with smaller brains more likely to take drug.
People who take drug more likely to have smaller brain.

Either way, potheads have smaller brains.

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Grizalltheway wrote:
93henfan wrote:
My mother and I (both quite geeky) used to watch Cosmos religiously in the early 80s.
Yeah, but you also smoked pot at some point, so you must be a moran. Sorry.
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travelinman67 wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Chicken or the egg.

People with smaller brains more likely to take drug.
People who take drug more likely to have smaller brain.

Either way, potheads have smaller brains.

:coffee:
The level of your stupidity in this is...Cheetos!
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travelinman67 wrote:
93henfan wrote:
Chicken or the egg.

People with smaller brains more likely to take drug.
People who take drug more likely to have smaller brain.

Either way, potheads have smaller brains.

:coffee:
I'm sure there is a study that contradicts this.
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kalm wrote:
travelinman67 wrote:
Chicken or the egg.

People with smaller brains more likely to take drug.
People who take drug more likely to have smaller brain.

Either way, potheads have smaller brains.

:coffee:
The level of your stupidity in this is...Cheetos!
So...are you disagreeing with the study, the NY Times, or merely frustrated that I have proven correct once again?

Take your time. I understand you suffer from a neurotransmitter deficiency.
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Ibanez wrote:
travelinman67 wrote:
Chicken or the egg.

People with smaller brains more likely to take drug.
People who take drug more likely to have smaller brain.

Either way, potheads have smaller brains.

:coffee:
I'm sure there is a study that contradicts this.
Jay and Bob are not peer reviewed.
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travelinman67 wrote:
kalm wrote:
The level of your stupidity in this is...Cheetos!
So...are you disagreeing with the study, the NY Times, or merely frustrated that I have proven correct once again?

Take your time. I understand you suffer from a neurotransmitter deficiency.
Trust me, your lack the common sense for me to ever get frustrated with you. :thumb:
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kalm wrote:
travelinman67 wrote:
So...are you disagreeing with the study, the NY Times, or merely frustrated that I have proven correct once again?

Take your time. I understand you suffer from a neurotransmitter deficiency.
Trust me, you lack the common sense for me to ever get frustrated with you. :thumb:
kalmy, there are a lot of holes in this study for potheads to exploit, but you choose not to. :suspicious:

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CAA Flagship wrote:
kalm wrote:
Trust me, you lack the common sense for me to ever get frustrated with you. :thumb:
kalmy, there are a lot of holes in this study for potheads to exploit, but you choose not to. :suspicious:
No need to exploit obvious holes. :)
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kalm wrote:Carl Sagan toked.
And look where he is now. :(
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travelinman67 wrote:
Ibanez wrote:
I'm sure there is a study that contradicts this.
Jay and Bob are not peer reviewed.
Maybe not be an smart ass. That might help you in life. Or your golden years. I'm sure there is some university study that can make a different claim. Btw, it was appropriate that you would ignore one of the findings:

But the study, which compared 48 users with 62 “control” subjects who never smoked, found that the brains of the former had “higher functional and structural connectivity”. Due to overcompensate from the damage.

That's interesting.
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From Tmans article :
Even now, however, the authors of the study acknowledge that they cannot discern whether a pot smoker's smaller orbital frontal cortex is the cause or the result of chronic marijuana use
So, the thread of this misleading.
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CAA Flagship wrote:
kalm wrote:
Trust me, you lack the common sense for me to ever get frustrated with you. :thumb:
kalmy, there are a lot of holes in this study for potheads to exploit, but you choose not to. :suspicious:
Yeah. This study basically says, maybe so maybe not. There's not consensus or hard truth. Fail.
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Ibanez wrote:From Tmans article :

Even now, however, the authors of the study acknowledge that they cannot discern whether a pot smoker's smaller orbital frontal cortex is the cause or the result of chronic marijuana use


So, the thread of this misleading.
I'm glad somebody caught this. :coffee:
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travelinman67 wrote:
kalm wrote:
The level of your stupidity in this is...Cheetos!
So...are you disagreeing with the study, the NY Times, or merely frustrated that I have proven correct once again?

Take your time. I understand you suffer from a neurotransmitter deficiency.
I see that the NY Times is back on your good side. :lol:

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