Actually I'm not really sure. From drugabuse.gov (probably biased)
Marijuana also affects brain development. When marijuana users begin using as teenagers, the drug may reduce thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions.
Marijuana’s effects on these abilities may last a long time or even be permanent.
For example, a study showed that people who started smoking marijuana heavily in their teens and had an ongoing cannabis use disorder lost an average of eight IQ points between ages 13 and 38. The lost mental abilities did not fully return in those who quit marijuana as adults. Those who started smoking marijuana as adults did not show notable IQ declines (Meier, 2012).
>>7794937 Could be months to years, if you've been smoking daily for years don't quit cold turkey, you'll have to taper or else your going to have a nasty balancing out period, if Piracetam is available over the counter then get that, if not visit your GP and tell him/her your quitting cannabis consumption, it'll help you recover quicker and ameliorate the memory problems that come with quitting. http://www.excli.de/vol12/Abdel-Salam_12032013_proof.pdf Although you wont experience any physical withdrawal due to lack of CB receptors in peripheral tissues, your symptoms will be mostly psychological, expect depression, mood swings, boredom and lack of appetite. Good luck!
It was hard OP. I was probably smoking consistently for a year and half. I quit last August and I'm still recovering. If I were to go back I would've never started, but, no need to cry over spilled milk. Good luck, quitting was pretty easy, just say no when someone offers you a toke, and don't buy kush.
>>7794937 >2016 >Still buying into the reefer madness and believing weed causes even a tenth of the damage liquor does >Not realizing your one of the only ones who have smoked themselves retarded, or atleast blames it on the smoke.
>>7795265 This is what is stopping cannabis and cannabis derived compounds from becoming medicines. Philistinism and ignorance of blatant fact thanks to the 'DUDE SMOKE WEED ERRE DAY ITS JUST A PLANT' movement.
>Great student & worker when on speed, otherwise a slug >Can't consistently cope with the crash without the aid of marijauana >Tried all kinds of replacements for both, none of which is a fifth as effective as the competition >Can do things like a 2-week family vacation with no durgs, and handle it just fine >But still can't be productive without amps, and can't do amps without wod on hand for the comdown >autastically driven to be productive >hence use amphetamines & weeed just about every day >plus a fair bit of caffeine (~8 cups of tea per day)
>>7796372 Some people can experience headaches and irritabilty for a week or two after quitting cold turkey, but thats about the extent of it. Alot of people struggle with nightmares for awhile, sometimes months aftrr quitting because they are used to going to bed stoned for so long and not remembering their dreams.
Also, I'm assuming they must've been using a massive dosage or had some other similar medical mishap. The only reason people don't overdose when they smoke weed is because they pass out long before they smoke too much. However, when injecting, this may be entirely different.
>>7794942 You're misimformed. A recent study debunked this eariler study by finding out that people with low IQ's are more likely to smoke to begin with, albeit change chronic users showed an IQ difference of 1 point when compared to non smoking teenagers. Read this like a week ago so shouldn't be hard to find via google search.
>>7797975 Yes it does. Light cannabis use is a strong nueroprotectant which protects you against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. I suspect it also helps your brain heal after a night out of alcohol-induced brain damage.
>>7794947 This. If you think weed causes permanent damage to the brain thats noticeable you are fucking retarded. This board is trash and you are all trash. So much for applying all the logic and common sense your science educations have given you, fucking morons.
>>7798325 You lack self-disipline, not motivation. You cant force yourself to do anything because you are so used to taking the easy way out whenever a challange of any kind arises. So DO that shit even when you dont WANT to, senpai. Think of that as lart of the training, part of improving yourself every single day. Part of growing up.
>>7794937 the question is, is it worth it for just getting high, to risk damage on your brain? Its not like science is 100% sure about it. And furthermore it can cause problems with the heart and most scientist would agree on that. I mean if you are using medical marijuana because you have some real sickness like cancer and it help to calm you down and lower the pain you feel its of course worth it, but if you are just like most people using it just to cope with your shitty life, I think its bad.
Neuroprotective antioxidants from marijuana http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10863546
A patent has actually been granted for using cannabis as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant. Interestingly enough, the owner of the patent is the US government, I kid you not: Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants http://www.google.ca/patents/US6630507
"This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia."
>Even a few sessions of cannabis smoking is sufficient to induce neurological changes in a human being that are irreversible
What nonsense. Every study I've ever read on the long term effects of cannabis has either concluded that any effects are temporary and go away after ceasing use or say more research is needed. I know if no study that says any effects of cannabis on the brain are permanent.
>the question is, is it worth it for just getting high, to risk damage on your brain? Its not like science is 100% sure about it.
Valid question but of the research we do have, cannabis appears to be exponentially safer than alcohol - which is something most of the population uses and we know it damages the brain and causes cancer. Science is about 99% sure cannabis doesn't damage the brain. And people are like, until we know about that last 1%, we can't have legal cannabis and in the meantime, we are 100% sure alcohol damages the brain and no one has a problem with it or speaks out agaisnt it.
We know that drinking heaviky shrinks brain volume by a few percent. Small amounts of alcohol are probably not too bad, but I know a lot of people who flirt with heavy alcoholic consumption and think it's "moderate."
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