freeimages.comPotent Pot Affects Brain Matter, Study Says Raul Duke December 1, 2015 420 Times Exclusives, Exclusive Web Content, Featured, Medical Marijuana News, Medical Research, Patient Resources, Politics, Recreational Cannabis, The Business Side of Medical Marijuana, The Business Side Of Recreational Cannabis, The Law, The United State Of Weed, The War On Drugs A new study out of the UK confirms your instincts. Potent marijuana makes you just a little bit more insane in the membrane. But seriously, researchers from King’s College London and Sapienza University of Rome used Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique, to examine the brains of 56 psychosis patients as well as those of 43 “healthy participants.” The academics focused on the corpus callosum, white matter that’s responsible for communication between the left and right brains. “The study found that frequent use of high potency cannabis was linked to significantly higher mean-diffusivity (MD), a marker of damage in white matter structure,” a summary of the research said. The results were recently published in the journal Psychological Medicine. “Smoking high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres,” the summary said. The researchers here already believe that long-term use of high-potency pot can contribute to psychosis. Paola Dazzan of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College said, “We found that frequent use of high potency cannabis significantly affects the structure of white matter fibers in the brain, whether you have psychosis or not.” “This reflects a sliding scale where the more cannabis you smoke and the higher the potency, the worse the damage will be,” he said. But you probably already knew that. 2 Responses Potent Pot Affects Brain Matter, Study Says | PassinGrass.com | PassinGrass.com December 3, 2015 […] Read More From The 420 Times: […] Log in to Reply High Potency Cannabis Can Damage Brain Matter - The Cannabis Advisory December 3, 2015 […] Source: Potent Pot Affects Brain Matter, Study Says […] Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.