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Glocksanity
12-21-2012, 11:21
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/teens-marijuana-brain-tissue-alcohol_n_2331779.html


A teen who consumes alcohol is likely to have reduced brain tissue health, but a teen who uses marijuana is not, according to a new study.

Dragoon44
12-21-2012, 11:27
They had to do a study to figure that out?

Seems like it would be common sense given that teens who drink do so in excess, with the goal off drinking until they pass out.

AK_Stick
12-21-2012, 11:47
So lets make alcohol illegal for teens.

elsolo
12-21-2012, 11:51
Did somebody expect teens to be exempt from the effects of alcohol?

Dragoon44
12-21-2012, 11:53
So lets make alcohol illegal for teens.

or a "just say no" to alcohol campaign.

:supergrin:

AK_Stick
12-21-2012, 11:55
I really wonder about these studies.

So mj is less harmful to your brain than a controlled substance your prohibited from possessing or using.

Is that some kind of endorsement for legalizing mj?

elsolo
12-21-2012, 11:59
Yeah, why would they even bother researching the effects of the two most popular abused drugs?

Then when they find out that the effects are not 100% exactly the same for both, they should have refused to publish their findings so that the public wouldn't think they were endorsing increased abuse of the lesser of the two evils.

Huaco Kid
12-21-2012, 15:05
When I was a teen (40 years ago), I did a "little bit" of both.

Therefore, I've been studying my brain, as of lately.

Neither one of those really wrecked it.

It's the internet. The Internet boiled my brain way worse than anything we did in high school.

(And probably TV, now. I think Wrecker Wars and Jersey Shores and Springer and RedNecks That Kill Things And Get On TV, might have made me a little bit smarter. I need to study it some more.)

micah
12-21-2012, 15:09
Uugh. Can you imagine being a teen without booze and drugs? No thanks.

nursetim
12-21-2012, 15:43
This just in. "Teen brain worse for America."

Never Nervous
12-21-2012, 16:09
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/teens-marijuana-brain-tissue-alcohol_n_2331779.html

A new study?? Are they still giving away money to :deadhorse: Heck, we found that out in 1973 while doing research in college.

NN

jthrelf
12-21-2012, 17:59
i've participated in my own clinical trials with this and had the same conclusions

Detectorist
12-21-2012, 18:41
Wasn't there a recent study which indicated lower IQ for teens who smoked pot?

Detectorist
12-21-2012, 18:53
i've participated in my own clinical trials with this and had the same conclusions

My conclusions were...sort of...foggy.

Gallium
12-21-2012, 18:55
Wasn't there a recent study which indicated lower IQ for teens who smoked pot?


The researchers who did that study huffed back in high school, so it was thrown out.

Rick C
12-21-2012, 19:07
Teenaged Brain is an oxymoron, with the emphasis on moron.

“Unscrupulous operators could confuse
Exploit and deceive the reflex theories and change the probabilities
It's a crass and rockous crackas place
With pavlov on the human race
It's a terrible illness, it's a terrible case
And it's usually permanent when it takes place

It's a teenage nervous breakdown
Nervous teenage breakdown” ….Lowell George

Diesel_Bomber
12-21-2012, 19:34
Wow..........

No surprise to anyone who has used or has been around people using both.

tantrix
12-21-2012, 19:44
Another waste of money. Alcohol has long been proven to cause serious brain/neurological problems (in addition to liver cirrhosis/kidney failure), marijuana has not.

uhlawpup
12-22-2012, 09:29
Studies are based on statistics, and statistics are like a bikini.

What they reveal is interesting, but what they hide is vital.

janice6
12-22-2012, 09:33
If a substance is "not as bad as", the general attitude is that it must be good............Right.

Kingarthurhk
12-22-2012, 09:38
Uugh. Can you imagine being a teen without booze and drugs? No thanks.

Actually, I can. I can imagine what you are describting as well. They were the losers like "Stoner Steve" (A real person BTW) who i would be really suprised if he were either alive or free today. He completely flunked out, and was never sober, and he had the mental capacity to be outwitted by a stuffed Armadillo.