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Using Marijuana Early in Your Youth has a Detrimental Effect on the Development of the Brain

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Scientists from the Center for Brain Health based at the University of Texas in Dallas have come to the conclusion that the age at which a person begins to use marijuana may affect the development of their brain. The research, which was published in the recent edition of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, explains how brain structures that underlie higher order thinking ...

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Why Smoking Marijuana Gives You the Munchies

Why Smoking Marijuana Gives You the Munchies

Many marijuana users find that shortly after toking up they start to feel very hungry. While researchers have been trying to find the root of the problem for years, a recent study has established what they believe to be the answer, in a bunch of neurons which they thought were responsible for feelings of satiety. These neurons, known as the ...

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The Effects of Recreational Drugs on your Brain

The Effects of Recreational Drugs on your Brain

We’re all well aware that taking recreational drugs can alter your perception of the world, but what are they doing to our brains to engender these feelings? Tripping on magic mushrooms The main psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, alters the mind by calming the normal brain activity and stimulating new connections between areas of the brain that don’t usually ...

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