Casual Marijuana Use Linked To Brain Changes

Marijuana appears to have a protective effect on the brain, which could have implications for illnesses that affect the brain.

MASSACHUSETTS: Using marijuana a few times a week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures, according to a new study published Tuesday in The Journal of Neuroscience. “Just casual use appears to create changes in the brain in areas you don’t want to change,” said Hans Breiter, a psychiatrist and mathematician at the Northwestern University Read the full article…

A Link Between Marijuana, Schizophrenia Is Tenuous

"Samuel T. Wilkinson's attempt to tie marijuana to mental illness is reefer madness all over again."

NEW YORK: Samuel T. Wilkinson’s attempt to tie marijuana to mental illness (“Pot-Smoking and the Schizophrenia Connection,” WSJ op-ed, July 2) is reefer madness all over again. The evidence indicating a causal relationship between marijuana consumption and mental disorders is “neither very new, nor by normal criteria, very compelling,” according to research published in the journal Read the full article…