Last night a leading presidential candidate dismissed marijuana as a serious health threat. A couple of other candidates challenged this view. Just to clarify I have reposted an article by Dr. Charles Hodges, author of Good Mood Bad Mood. Dr. Hodges posts a clear warning about the dangers of this drug. It is worth your time. Here is his article:
I have written often about the perils of the recreational use of marijuana and I cannot resist writing again. The cause for my writing is that The New York Times that has stumbled into the reality that smoking pot does little if any good for those who smoke it. And it has the potential for great harm.
In an October 29th article by Abigail Moore titled, "This Is Your Brain on Drugs," the problems with pot are outlined. The first and most disturbing is that smoking marijuana changes the brain. The nucleus accumbens thickens and among those in the study, the more they smoked the more it thickened. The changes seen are thought to be the source of problems with learning and mental health.