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Video: Smoking Cannabis Damages Brain for LIFE

Joseph Sparks

7th February 2017

A recent study has found that marijuana use can lead to long-lasting brain damage and increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.

American researchers, at the University of Maryland, exposed young mice to the active ingredient found in marijuana for 20 days. They found that their brain activity was impaired and the damage continued into adulthood.

The researchers have also published a video outlining their findings (see below), and the full article can be found here.

Smoking Cannabis Damages Brain for LIFE and Increases Risk of Schizophrenia

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Joseph Sparks

Joseph is a Subject Advisor for Psychology at tutor2u. He is an experienced Psychology & Music Teacher, Writer, Examiner and Presenter. He is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education and is passionate about the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

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