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Does smoking weed ruin your brain?

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2014-09-15 21:43:31

No. Otherwise it wouldn't be a treatment for things like brain

cancer, Memory disabilities and seizures.

The us government has a patent on marijuana as a "brain

protectant".

The rumor that marijuana damages the brain came from a study

done on monkeys in the mid 70's in which they put gas masks on 3

monkeys and proceeded to fill each mask with large amounts of

marijuana smoke.

The masks were left on the monkeys until all of the smoke was

gone. The scientists found that the monkeys had lost brain cells.

However, what the scientists back then didn't realize is that it

was the lack of oxygen caused by the monkeys inhaling only smoke

with no breathing breaks for so long that killed their brain

cells.


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