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 US Research Shows Smoking 50 Joints a Day May Cause Brain Damage!

HealthSherlyn Meinz
AlienLove Staff Writer

Funny how hard the US government tries to prove marijuana is dangerous, yet refuses to acknowledge it’s numerous medical uses. If any other substance faced scrutiny like this, there would be no pharmaceutical industry in this country whatsoever, no alcohol sales, certainly no cigarette sales, not to mention the numerous chemicals we are legally exposed to every day in the products we consume and use...

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So here’s the news: Heavy use of marijuana causes faster blood flow in the brain, even after a month of abstinence. The findings are said to suggest narrowed arteries - symptoms associated with high blood pressure and dementia. Researchers, Jean Lud Cadet and Ronald Herning, of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore, tested 54 marijuana users and 18 non-users. Doppler sonograms were used to measure blood flow, before and after the four weeks abstinence. The researchers claim that their data might explain why heavy marijuana users have difficulty with memory tests.

The subjects tested, who showed no improvement in blood flow to the brain, were considered to be heavy users. A heavy user is described as someone who smoked 350 joints per week, or 50 joints per day – every day. Figure eight hours of sleep per night, that leaves 16 waking hours to smoke 50 joints. By my math – it works out to one joint every 19.2 minutes – no breaks for meals, showers, trips to the store, work, or anything else.

"The marijuana users had PI values that were somewhat higher than those of people with chronic high blood pressure and diabetes," Ronald Herning said, "However, their values were lower than those of people with dementia. This suggests that marijuana use leads to abnormalities in the small blood vessels in the brain." (PI stands for Pulsatility Index score, measuring the amount of resistance to blood flow, and may be caused by narrower blood vessels.) In a report to the journal, Neurology, Ronald Herning and Jean Lud concluded that “heavy” smokers had faster blood flow both before and after a month of non-use. However, those who smoked a “moderate” amount, defined as 70 marijuana cigarettes a week, or ten per day, did show improved blood flow after the period of abstinence.

Therefore it is clearly concluded that smoking 50 joints per day, every day, may cause brain damage! I wonder if the government realizes that they are giving a rather strange message here - that they consider smoking 10 joints a day only 'moderate' use!

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